Jacob Hurst (Plant Science)
Jacob Hurst joined the Department of Plant Sciences graduate program in fall of 2014 following completion of his B.Sc. from Cornell University. Returning to his home state, Jacob expressed considerable interest in working on a project that addressed issues facing crop production in semi-arid climes. As he enrolled in our Department’s Plant Micropropagation course in 2009 as a University High Student he centered his research on the in vitro propagation of Opuntia indica, assessing the feasibility of this technology in graftage of salt tolerant rootstock and marketable-fruit producing scions. He completed his M.Sc. studies with distinction in December 2016.