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Three Cornell Graduate Students Receive Best Paper Awards at ASEV and ASEV-Eastern Section


Cornell graduate students brought home three best paper awards from the National and Eastern Section American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) conferences, both held earlier this summer.


James Meyers, student of assistant professor of horticulture Justine Vanden Heuvel, received one of two Best Viticulture Presentation awards at the National ASEV conference, held from June 21 to June 24 in Seattle, Washington, for his poster presentation "Improving Efficiency of Research and Vineyard Operations via Spatially-Explicit Sampling Protocols". Meyers recently completed his Ph.D. and is currently a post-doc in the Vanden Heuvel lab.


Imelda Ryona, student of assistant professor of food science Gavin Sacks, was awarded Best Enology Paper for her presentation "Evidence for Formation of 3 Isobutyl 2 hydroxypyrazine from 3 Isobutyl 2 methoxypyrazine during Fruit Maturation and its Persistence During Ripening" at the ASEV- Eastern Section meetings held July 12-15 in Geneva. The award was sponsored by Lallemand, Inc.


Michelle Moyer, student of David Gadoury and Robert Seem in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbe Biology, received the Best Viticulture Paper at the ASEV-Eastern Section, for her presentation entitled "Low Temperature Increases Resistance of Vitis vinifera to New Powdery Mildew Infections and Debilitates Existing Mildew Colonies". The award was sponsored by National Grape Cooperative.

Congratulations to these three outstanding students on their awards.