• Tree Breeder
  • Tree Improvement technician
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Lab Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Biochemist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Tissue Culture Specialist
  • Genetic Engineering Specialist
  • Professor / Educator

Genetics and Biotechnology

From plant breeding to forensic biology, graduates learn what makes forest organisms grow, adapt, and interact with their environment. Learn to measure and conserve genetic diversity in natural populations, or manage it in tree breeding programs. Study the tremendous potential, and possible risks, of planting genetically engineered trees. Discover the genes that make a tree, a tree!

John Anthony

  • Tree Improvement Coordinator
  • Research Forester
  • Weyerhaeuser Company

Vicky Erickson

  • Forester
  • USDA Forest Service

Nicholas Ukranetz

  • Forest Intern
  • Research Branch
  • British Columbia Ministry of Forests

Ron Sederoff

  • Distinguished Professor of Forestry and Co-Director Forest Biotechnology Group
  • North Caroline State University

Valerie Hipkins

  • Director of the National Forest Genetics Labs
  • Director of the Institute of Forest Genetics

Shaneka Lawson

  • Research Plant Physiologist
  • USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station