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Chi Dinh Nguyen

Ph.D. Candidate 
University of Florida
Department of Environmental Horticulture



1.    Nguyen C. D, Li J, Mou B, Gong H, Huo H. 2021. A case study of using an efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system to develop variegated lettuce. Vegetable Research 1: 4 doi: 10.48130/VR-2021-0004

2.    Nguyen, C. D., Chen, J., Clark, D., Perez, H., & Huo, H. (2021). Effects of Maternal Environment on Seed Germination and Seedling Vigor of Petunia × hybrida under Different Abiotic Stresses. Plants, 10(3), 581. doi:10.3390/plants10030581

3.    Nguyen, C. D., Vu, D., Huo, H., & Pearson, B. (2020). LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro. EDIS, 2020(4). doi:10.32473/edis-ep583-2020

4.    Xiang, D., Nguyen, C. D., Felter, L., Clark, D., & Huo, H. (2020). The effects of preharvest LED light, melatonin and AVG treatments on the quality of postharvest snapdragon and vase life. Journal of Floriculture and Landscaping, 14-19. doi:10.25081/jfcls.2020.v6.6236

5.    Xiang, D., Nguyen, C. D., Opgenorth, J., Clark, D., & Huo, H. (2020). Effects of Melatonin and AVG on Plant Growth of Three Pilea Species in Darkness. The Horticulture Journal, 89(5), 609-618. doi:10.2503/hortj.utd-208

6.    Lian, Z., Nguyen, C. D., Wilson, S., Chen, J., Gong, H., & Huo, H. (2020). An efficient protocol for Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Antirrhinum majus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 142(3), 527-536. doi:10.1007/s11240-020-01877-4

7.    Li, J., Huang, X., Huang, H., Huo, H., Nguyen, C. D., Pian, R., Li, H., Ouyang, K., & Chen, X. (2019). Cloning and characterization of the lignin biosynthesis genes NcCSE and NcHCT from Neolamarckia cadamba. AMB Express, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s13568-019-0860-z

8.    Chen, X. D., Gill, T. A., Nguyen, C. D., Killiny, N., Pelz‐Stelinski, K. S., & Stelinski, L. L. (2019). Insecticide toxicity associated with detoxification enzymes and genes related to transcription of cuticular melanization among color morphs of Asian citrus psyllid. Insect Science, 26(5), 843-852. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12582

Conferences Attended

1.    Society of In Vitro Biology (SIVB), Tampa, FL 2019

        -Oral Presentation 

2.    American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). Las Vegas, NV 2019

       -Poster Presentation

3.   National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB), Virtual, 2021

       -Poster Presentation

Awards and Scholarships

1.   Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Grant, Co-PI 2018

2.   SIVB Travel Grant, 2019

3.   SIVB 3rd Place Student Oral Presentation Competition, 2019

4,   ASHS Travel Grant, 2019

5.   Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) Travel Grant, 2019

6.   National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) Scholarship, 2020

7.   Murial Rumsey Scholarship, 2020

8.   National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholar, 2021

9.  Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, Arthur A. "Buck" Jones Scholarship, 2021

10. University of Florida's Department of Environmental Horticulture Scholarship, 2021


1.   Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC). Apopka, FL

       -Tour Guide

2.  Valencia College Virtual Biotech Connect. Orlando, FL 2021

      -Invited Speaker

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