Dr. Earl Petzold

B.Sc.  Biology Virginia Tech (1990)

M.Sc. Horticulture Virginia Tech (2007)

Ph.D.  Forestry Virginia Tech (2017)

I joined the Staff at Virginia Tech in the Department of Horticulture in 1998 and currently am a staff member of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech.   Along the way, I decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in Horticulture with emphasis in molecular biology and continued my education by pursuing a PhD in the Forestry Department at Virginia Tech.  My primary research interests have been investigating the role transcription factors play during wood development at the genomic and proteomic level.  I have a broad background in plant biotechnology and enjoy helping others with their research.  When not doing research, I enjoy hiking with my dogs, fishing, racquetball, Karate, and ATV riding.  

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