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Chi Dinh Nguyen

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





1.    Nguyen, C. D., Creech, M., Xiang, D., Sandoya, G., Kopsell, D., & Huo, H. (2022). Performance of Different Lettuce Cultivars Grown Hydroponically under Fluorescent and Light-emitting Diode Light Growth Conditions, HortScience, 57(11), 1447-1452. Retrieved Apr 20, 2023, from


2.    Lian, Z., Nguyen, C. D., Liu, L., Wang, G., Chen, J., Wang, S., Yi, G., Wilson, S., Ozias-Akins, P., Gong, H. and Huo, H. (2022) Application of developmental regulators to improve in planta or in vitro transformation in plants. Plant Biotechnol. J.,

3.    Kharel, P., Creech, M.R., Nguyen, C.D. et al. Effect of explant type, culture medium, and BAP concentration on in vitro shoot development in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) cultivars. In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.-Plant (2022).

4.    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. 1. doi:10.48130/VR-2021-0004

5.    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

6.    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

7.    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

8.    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

9.    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

10.    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

11.    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



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

2.   SIVB Travel Grant, 2019

3,   ASHS Travel Grant, 2019

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

5.   SARE Graduate Student Grant, Student 2022


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.   SIVB 3rd Place Student Oral Presentation Competition, 2019

2.   National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) Scholarship, 2020

3.   CALS Muriel Rumsey Scholarship, 2020

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

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

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

7.   CALS Edgar A. Martin Scholarship, 2022

8.   Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club Scholarship, 2023

9.   ASHS Outstanding Graduate Student, 2023


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

       -Tour Guide

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

      -Invited Speaker

3.  ASHS Seed and Stand Establishment Professional Interest Group, Chicago IL 2022


4. ASHS Seed and Stand Establishment Professional Interest Group, Orlando FL 2023


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