Baccalaureate - University of Texas at Arlington, Biology Degree with Honors
I am a first year PhD student at the University of California at Davis studying Horticulture and Agronomy. I am a member of Dr. Dubcovsky's wheat lab and am currently researching spikelets per spike within wheat in order to increase yield. I am funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I am interesting in genetics, plant breeding, and crop improvement. My goal is to enter the plant breeding industry as a researcher.
Ph.D. in Crop Sciences, Oregon State University 1999
Assistant Project Scientist - Junior Breeder at Dep. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis from 2012 to present
Benoit, L., J. Masiri, I.A. del Blanco, M. Meshgi, S. Gendel, and M. Samadpour. 2017. Assessment of Avenins from Different Oat Varieties Using R5-Based Sandwich ELISA. J. Agric. Food Chem. 68 (8):1467-1472.
Simmonds, J., P. Scott, J. Brinton, T.C. Mestre, M. Bush, I.A. del Blanco, J. Dubcovsky, C. Uauy. 2016. A splice acceptor site mutation in TaGW2A1 increases thousand-grain weight in tetraploid and hexaploid wheat through wider and longer grains. Theor. Appl. Genet. 129:1099-1112.
Klos, K.E., T. Gordon, P. Bregitzer, P. Hayes, X. Chen, I.A. del Blanco, S. Fisk, and J.M. Bonman. 2016. Barley stripe rust resistance QTL: Development and validation of SNP markers for resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei. Phytopathology 106:1344-1351.
del Blanco I.A., J. Hegarty, L.W. Gallagher, B.W. Falk, G. Brown-Guedira, E. Pellerin, and J. Dubcovsky. 2014. Mapping of QTL for Tolerance to Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus in Two-rowed Spring Barley. Crop Sci. 54:1468–1475.
McCord, P.H., I.A. del Blanco, S.B. Milligan, B. Glaz, N.C. Glynn, R.W. Davidson, and M.S. Irey. 2014. Sugarcane Genotype Selection on Muck and Sand Soils in Florida - A Case for Dedicated Environments. Journal American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 34:21-32.
Zhao, D., J.C. Comstock, B. Glaz, S.J. Edme, N.C. Glynn, I.A. del Blanco, R.A. Gilbert, and R.W. Davidson. 2012. Vigor rating and brix for first clonal selection stage of the Canal Point sugarcane cultivar development program. Journal of Crop Improvement 26:60-75.
Glynn, N.C., S.B. Milligan, R.A. Gilbert, R.W. Davidson, J.C. Comstock, B. Glaz, S.J. Edmé, C.J. Hu, D.G. Holder, I.A. del Blanco, S. Sood, and D. Zhao. 2011. Registration of 'CPCL 00-4111' sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 5:325-331.
Gilbert, R.A., J.C. Comstock, B. Glaz*, I.A. del Blanco, S.J. Edmé, R.W. Davidson, N.C. Glynn, S. Sood, D. Zhao, J.D. Miller, and P.Y.P. Tai. 2011. Registration of ‘CP 03-1912’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 5:318-324.
Davidson, R.W., S.B. Milligan, B. Glaz, J. Comstock, C.J. Hu, N.C. Glynn, S.J. Edmé, D.G. Holder, R.A. Gilbert, S. Sood, I.A. del Blanco, and D. Zhao. 2011. Registration of ‘CPCL 99-4455’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 5:54-61.
del Blanco, I.A., B. Glaz, and S.J. Edmé. 2010. Improving efficiency of sugarcane genotype selection in Florida. Crop Sci. 50:1744-1753.
Zhao, D., B. Glaz, S. Edmé, and I.A. del Blanco. 2010. Precision of sugarcane biomass estimates in pot studies using fresh and dry weights. Journal American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 30:37-49.
Edmé, S.J., R.W. Davidson, R.A. Gilbert, J.C. Comstock, N.C. Glynn, B. Glaz, I.A. del Blanco, J. Miller, and P.Y.P. Tai. 2009. Registration of ‘CP 01-1372’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 3:150-157.
Ullrich, S.E., H. Lee, J.A. Clancy, I.A. del Blanco, V.A. Jitkov, A. Kleinhofs, F. Han, D. Prada, I. Romagosa, and J.L. Molina-Cano. 2009. Genetic relationships between preharvest sprouting and dormancy in barley. Euphytica 168:331-345.
Ullrich, S.E., J.A. Clancy, I.A. del Blanco, H. Lee, V.A. Jitkov, F. Han, A. Kleinhofs, and K. Matsui. 2008. Genetic analysis of preharvest sprouting in a six-row barley cross. Molecular Breeding 21:249-259.