Sharon Williamson

Research Specialist, Laboratory Manager

Sharon Williamson

Sharon is the lab manager of the program’s molecular biology lab. Research responsibilities include contributing to genetic studies of sweetpotato, sweetpotato food processing and sensory evaluations, and disease screening necessary for the development of sweetpotato cultivars. Genetic studies of potato are also conducted to identify disease resistance genes needed to develop potato cultivars.

Education

  • PhD, Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 1993
  • MS, Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 1989
  • BS, Biology, Albright College, 1986