Jingi Yoo, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Jingi finished up a Post Doc at Kyungpook National University investigating the development of storage physiological characteristics and storability enhancement technology for Korean new breeding apples. He received his PhD in 2019 from the Kyungpook National University where he focused on effects of 1-methylcyclopropene treatment on biochemical and genetic alterations of fruit quality during cold storage in Korean new apple cultivars.
Rene Mogollon, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Renee Mogollon is an Agricultural Engineer from the National University of Columbia. In 2015 he started his PhD studies on agricultural science at the Catholic University of Chile, where he focused on math modeling for predicting and detecting internal browning, watercore, and bitter pit in apples using non-destructive Vis-NIR techniques. Rene will be working on the detection of sunscald in apples using Hyperspectral image analysis.
Manoella Mendoza, PhD Student
Manoella was born in Itabuna, Bahia, but grew up in Una, Bahia, on the beautiful Northeast side of Brazil, close to the coast and to the Atlantic Rainforest. Mano has a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Viçosa Federal University (Brazil) and a master’s degree in Agriculture Food Science and Management from WSU. Mano joined the postharvest systems lab in pursuit of her PhD focused on the detection of sunscald in apples using Hyperspectral image analysis. Manoella is also employed by the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission as a Research Operations Manager.
Oswaldo Gonzales, Research associated
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