College News: University of Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Chad Niederhuth of Stockport earned his doctorate degree in biological science under the mentorship of John Walker from the University of Missouri, May 18.
Niederhuth received his Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and crop science from Iowa State University in 2007. He interned for CSIR during the summer of 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa, working with cloning of microbiocides for production of maize.
In August 2007, Niederhuth began his graduate studies in the Walker Lab at the University of Missouri. His education was interrupted when he was deployed as a combat engineer with the Georgia National Guard to Afghanistan from 2009-10. He was the lead husky driver as part of a route-clearance patrol.
After his deployment, Niederhuth continued his research and presented his dissertation “Genomics of Floral Organ Abscission in Arabidopsis Thaliana” April 24.
This fall, Niederhuth will be employed with the Schmitz Lab at the University of Georgia doing research in genomics, epigenomics and plant biology.
Niederhuth's mother, Tracy, grew up in Brighton and his grandparents live in Brighton.