UCF Biology

Jason Cavatorta

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Dr. Cavatorta holds an MS (2006) and PhD (2010) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Cornell University and is currently President and Plant Breeder at EarthWork Seeds Inc., a small vegetable germplasm development company based in nearby Oviedo. Dr. Cavatorta uses traditional plant breeding methods, aided with molecular markers, to develop and produce new vegetable cultivars with improved quality (taste, appearance, texture) and agronomic performance (yield, disease resistance, stress tolerance).


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Civic Education Champion Lou Frey Passes

Champion of civic education and former Congressman Lou Frey Jr., the namesake of UCF’s Lou Frey Institute, passed away Monday in Winter Springs. He was 85. Frey leaves a long legacy of service to the U.S. and Centra... Read more

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