Kimball chosen for cultivated wild rice post

Jenny Kimball, Ph.D., will assume the role of Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics in the area of cultivated rice breeding beginning on December 4, 2017.   Her academic home will be in the department on the St. Paul Campus and she will conduct research at the North Central Research and Outreach Center.  The position is funded by Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Technology Transfer Program (AGREETT) and appropriated by the state legislature.

Kimball is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her research there focused on improving cold tolerance in St. Augustine grass.

Kimball holds a Ph.D., crop science, and M.S. from NCSU. Originally from Corning, NY, she attended Ithaca College where she was introduced to the art of scientific research by Invertebrate Zoology Professor Bruce Smith. After undergraduate school, she spent a few years at Cornell University working with Susan McCouch in her rice breeding and genetics program, which took her on a path to graduate work at NCSU. Along with her strong background in research and teaching, Kimball brings to CFANS years of experience as a part of NCSU Extension.