Kate Evans

Professor in the Department of Horticulture

WSU faculty member since 2008

Areas of Interest:

  • Pome fruit breeding – apples and pears, scions and rootstocks.
  • Pome fruit genomics – development of molecular maps and markers for pre-selection in breeding progenies

Education and Work History:

  • Senior Research Leader at East Malling Research, UK (1992-2008)
  • PhD – Durham University. The effects of foreign genes in transgenic Thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) – First class Genetics/Plant Biology, Leeds University



Picture of Kate Evans holding apples in the orchard during winter

WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N. Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1230

Phone: 509-293-8760
Fax: 509-662-8714
E-mail for Kate