Ph.D. Genetics, University of California, Davis (June, 2015)
B.S. Genetics, University of California, Davis (December, 2009)
Brittany Hazard is interested in crop improvement and trait development. The general objectives of her research project include determining how induced mutations in SBEII genes affect the amylose and resistant starch (RS) content in wheat grain, as well as integrating the high-amylose and high-RS traits into commercial varieties of durum and common wheat.
Hazard B., X. Zhang, M. Naemeh,M. K. Hamilton , B. Rust, H. E. Raybould, J. W. Newman, R. Martin and J. Dubcovsky. 2015. Mutations in Durum Wheat SBEII Genes Conferring Increased Amylose and Resistant Starch affect Grain Yield Components, Semolina and Pasta Quality and Fermentation Responses in Rats. Crop Science, In Press.
Hazard B., X. Zhang , M. Naemeh, J. Dubcovsky. 2014. Registration of Durum Wheat Germplasm Lines with Combined Mutations in SBEIIa and SBEIIb Genes Conferring Increased Amylose and Resistant Starch. Journal of Plant Registrations.
Hazard B., X. Zhang , P. Colasuonno, C. Uauy, DM. Beckles, J. Dubcovsky. 2012. Induced Mutations in the Starch Branching Enzyme II (SBEII) Genes Increase Amylose and Resistant Starch Content in Durum Wheat. Crop Sci. 52:1754–1766.