MICHELLE L. JONES
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone 330-263-3885; Fax 330-263-3887; email: jones.1968@osu.edu

 

TITLE: Associate Professor and D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture


CURRENT APPOINTMENT SPLIT:
     85% Research (Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center)
     15% Extension

EDUCATION:

    Ph.D.     Horticulture     Purdue University     1997
    B.S.   
    Agricultural Biochemistry     Iowa State University     1993

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

   2008- present     

D.C. Kiplinger Endowed Chair in Floriculture

   2006- present
Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science
  The Plant Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology Program
  The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
  Area of Specialization: Floriculture/ Molecular Biology
    2001- 2006 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science
  The Plant Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology Program
  The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
    1998- 2001
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture,
  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
    1997-1998  
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape
  Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    1993-1997 Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    1995-1996 Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Alex Laurie Award (2000). Presented by the Ohio Florists’ Association for the best Floriculture research paper in the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science or HortScience. 

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES:
Research: Postharvest physiology and biotechnology of ornamentals.  The main focus is investigating the molecular and biochemical regulation of floral and vegetative senescence and determining how senescence is regulated by biotic and abiotic stresses and hormonal and developmental signals.  More applied-industry driven research focuses on using plant growth regulators (PGRs) to enhance the quality and marketability of ornamental plants.  
Teaching: Graduate courses in scientific writing.  I have also developed a set of postharvest exercises used for guest lecture/ labs at the OSU Agricultural Technical Institute.
Extension/ Outreach: Programs, presentations, and publications on postharvest quality management and preventing ethylene damage to greenhouse crops during production and postproduction.
Professional Service: Consulting Editor, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science (2004 – present).  Editorial Advisory Board, Postharvest Biology and Technology (2000-2004).
 
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Contact
Mailing Address Dr. Michelle Jones
The Ohio State University / OARDC
Deptartment of Horticulture and Crop Science
1680 Madison Ave.
214 A Williams Hall
Wooster, OH 44691

Email Address jones.1968@osu.edu

Telephone Number (330) 263 - 3885

Fax Number (330) 263 - 3887
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