Emma Bilbrey, M.S.

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Degree: M.S..
Program: Horticulture and Crop Science
Years in the lab (as a student): 2018-2020
Years in the lab (as staff): part-time in the flower farming off-season Dissertation title: Seeding multi-omic improvement of apple

What has Emma been doing since she left the lab: After she completed her M.S., Emma started her very own flower farm, Hickory Hills Flower Farm in Valparaiso, IN. She also works part-time for the Cooperstone lab as a data scientist.


Bilbrey EA, Williamson K, Hatzakis E, Miller DD, Fresnedo-Ramírez J, Cooperstone JL. Integrating genomics and multiplatform metabolomics enables metabolite QTL detection in breeding-relevant apple germplasm. New Phytologist, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17693.

Goggans ML, Bilbrey EA, Quiroz-Moreno CD, Francis DM, Jacobi SK, Kovac J, Cooperstone JL. Short term tomato consumption alters the pig gut microbiome towards a more favorable profile. Microbiology Spectrum, 2022:10;e02506-22. https://doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.02506-22

Background: B.S. Biology, Union University, Jackson, TN
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Contact: bilbrey dot 21 at osu dot edu