Fruit Quality Team

 

Gavin Sacks headshotTeam Leader: Gavin Sacks, Associate Professor, Cornell University
411 Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY 14853
gls9@cornell.edu

The Sacks lab oversees the Wine Grape Fruit Quality Phenotyping Center. The Center provides a centralized location for development and application of chemical analyses of grapes from breeding populations, with a particular focus on compounds responsible for undesirable properties of wild Vitis species.

 


Anna Katharine Mansfield
Anna Katharine Mansfield
, Associate Professor, Cornell University
107 Food Research Laboratory, Geneva, NY 14456 akm87@cornell.edu

Anna Katharine is associate professor of Enology at Cornell University, where her research focus is on hybrid wine phenolics and fermentation nutrition.

 


Rachel Naegele headshot
Rachel Naegele
, Research Horticulturist, USDA-ARS CDPG
9611 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648 Naegele@ars.usda.gov

Rachel is a table/raisin grape horticulturalist with the USDA-ARS who joined the breeding and fruit quality teams in VitisGen2. In particular, her lab is working to develop a high-throughput imaging system to evaluate cluster architecture and identify molecular markers associated with cluster and fruit quality.


Amy Tabb (collaborator)
, Research Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS AFRS
2217 Wiltshire Rd., Kearneysville, WV 25430 Amy.Tabb@ars.usda.gov

Amy is an agricultural engineer with the USDA-ARS who joined the fruit quality team as a collaborator in 2020. Her work is primarily focused on digital image analysis of table grape cluster and rachis architecture in conjunction with Rachel Naegele.