Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Dr. Juan E. Zalapa is a USDA-ARS Research Geneticist and assistant professor at the Horticulture department at UW-Madison. His current research focuses on cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon
Ait.) breeding, genetics, and genomics studies. To date, Dr. Zalapa has over 50 scientific peer-reviewed publications and has trained 3, postdoctoral fellows, 3 PhDs, 1 MS, and over 25 undergraduate students. For more information, see his website.