Amy Iezzoni

Amy Iezzoni
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Tart cherries, cherry trees and plant breeding and genetics

Professor of Horticulture

  • Horticulture
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Contact at: (517) 355-5191, Ext.1391 or

Amy Iezzoni is the only tart cherry breeder in the U.S., and she's passionate about her mission. For more than 30 years, she's been researching plant breeding and genetics as well as traveling the world to collect and study many types of cherry trees.

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Plant breeding and genetics
Heads the RosBREED project, aiming to combine emerging DNA sequence and research findings to improve the quality of apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries.