Dr. Darren H. Touchell
Research Associate, Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Research (100%): Major research areas include:
- Develop sterile non-invasive triploid nursery crops.
- Develop tissue culture procedures including micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis, embryo rescue, endosperm culture to assist in the development of sterile plants.
- Use molecular markers to assess hybridity.
- Breed and develop new feedstocks for bioenergy in North Carolina.