Chris Hernandez

Chris Hernandez

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding
Phone: (603) 862-1368
Office: UNH Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Room 422, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

The UNH cucurbit breeding program conducts breeding efforts primarily in squash, pumpkins, and melons. The research program seeks to understand the genetics of important stakeholder traits such as marketable yield, disease resistance, nutritional quality, and appearance. In order to meet breeding and research objectives, we employ traditional breeding and genetics methods alongside modern statistical, computation, and genomics tools. Plant breeding is a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor. <a href=""></a&gt;

Courses Taught

  • ANSC 750: Collaborative Farm Design &Dev
  • GEN 772/872: Evolutionary Genetic of Plants
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience


  • Ph.D., AgricHorticulturalPlantBreedng, Cornell University