Mr. Jeremiah D. Lowe received his B.S. in biology from the University of Southern Indiana and M.S. in aquatic sciences from Kentucky State University focusing on DNA markers.
Mr. Lowe served as a Research Assistant of Horticulture from 2003-2006 and a Co-Investigator of Horticulture since 2006. Our research efforts include developing pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal] as a new commercial crop, as well as conducting research in primocane fruiting blackberry and eastern filbert blight resistant hazelnut trials. Our pawpaw research effort includes: 1) To examine pawpaw rootstock and training systems to influence precocity, yield, and fruit sunburn; 2) To propagate and establish pawpaw variety trials to evaluate promising new varieties for potential release and trademark by KSU; 3) To support on-going efforts related to KSU's role as USDA Repository for pawpaw in germplasm acquisition and preservation, including DNA fingerprinting of cultivars and native patches and examination of fruit acetogenin anticancer compounds in the repository germplasm collection.
Mr. Lowe’s specific research areas include examining genetic variation in pawpaw using DNA fingerprinting and examining fruit acetogenin levels using the brine shrimp test (bst). Mr. Lowe also tests the suitability of primocane fruiting blackberries to organic growing conditions in Kentucky.
Jeremiah D. Lowe M.S.
Co-Investigator of Horticulture
133 Atwood Research Facility
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 597-7022