Congratulations to CTAHR’s Monsanto Fellowship recipients

Monsanto Hawaii is proud to support the education of students aiming for careers in agriculture and science. Congratulations to the recipients of the Monsanto Research Fellows Fund, a scholarship for graduate students of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

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Amanda Ackerman

Degree: Master of Science, Horticulture

Topic:  Virus elimination in orchids through the use of cryotherapy

Gabriel Sachter-Smith

Degree: Master of Science, Tropical Plant and Soil Science

Topic: Identifying banana varieties with natural resistance to bunchy top virus

To read more about Gabriel’s CTAHR project, click here.

Luzminda Refuerzo

Degree: PhD Molecular Biosciences and BioEngineering

Topic: Bioengineering of papaya for resistance to phytophthora infection

Students pursuing a degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR) may apply for this Monsanto Scholarship.  For more information, please email Dr. Charles Kinoshita at