WIT Award Year: 2012
Organization: Colorado State University
Country: United States
Valdez is a research associate in Dr. Scott Haley’s lab at Colorado State University. She is responsible for the integration of TILLING mutants into the breeding including mutation stacking, background purification and phenotypic evaluations. She also executes the genotyping by sequencing for genomic selection and the introduction of new genotyping technologies for marker assisted selection.