Corina Serban comes from Cluj Napoca – “The heart of Transylvania”, Romania. After she graduated with her B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (2013) from Cluj Napoca, she became a member of the editorial board of the University research journals.
In 2014 she started an 18 month internship with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, under general supervision of Dr. Ines Hanrahan, in Yakima, WA. During her internship she was involved in different research projects in applied horticulture in areas such as: fruit quality, storage of fruit and postharvest handling, testing of new agricultural technologies, and food safety.
After her internship in tree fruit research in WA, Corina went to South Germany, where she took a work experience at the Competence Center for Fruit Growing at the Lake of Constance “Kompetenzzentrum Obstbau Bodensee” (KOB), for a period of two months. Corina worked primarily on a research study with “Fuji” apples and the fruit disorder watercore.
Corina joined WSU as a graduate student on January 2016 and her research will focus on calcium uptake and distribution in apple.
Degree sought: MS
Area of interest: Tree Fruit Physiology, Calcium uptake and distribution in apple
Educational backgrough: BS, Landscape Architecture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania
Faculty Advisor: Lee Kalcsits
Email: Email Corina