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Research Center Personnel

Caroline Gray

Research Associate, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Potato Breeding and Selection Program
Colorado State University
San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 East Road 9 North
Center, CO 81125

Phone: 719-754-3594, ext. 19
Fax: 719-754-2619


  • M.S. (Plant Breeding and Genetics), Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Dec. 2001
  • B.S. (Soils), Virginia Polytechnic and State University, May 1998

Current Position and Research Program:

Assist Dr. Holm with the Potato Breeding and Selection program to develop improved cultivars. Manage and supervise the greenhouse, field and lab activities including crossing, seedling tuber production, nuclear stock production, data collection and analysis. Conduct evaluations for tuber quality and physiological characteristics. Cooperate with other research faculty to evaluate potato clones for disease resistance, nutrition and health attributes, cultural and storage management, and sensory and culinary qualities. Participate in grower meetings and professional conferences.


Caroline and her husband, Michael, are originally from Virginia Beach, VA. They lived in Fayetteville, AR for six years while Caroline worked for the soybean breeding program at the University of Arkansas and Michael attended school for electrical engineering. They enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and gardening.

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San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 E Rd. 9 N
Center, CO 81125

SLVRC: (719) 754 - 3594
Coop Ext: (719) 754-3494 / 754-3495
Potato Cert Svc: (719) 754-3496
FAX: (719) 754-2619


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