May 5, 2014 - 15:04
Jamie Gibson, Ph.D.
Syngenta Flowers, Home and Garden, Greensboro, N.C.
Served on the floriculture faculty at North Carolina State University and the University of Florida-Milton. Recipient of the U of F’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Teaching Award. Served as co-director of research leadership program that trained 60+ horticultural graduates, worked with 105 commercial growers, studied 65 plant genera and conducted 1,150 trials.
Place to Get Away from It All: “You just can’t beat the sugar white beaches of northwest Florida.”
The Roots of the Family Tree: Jamie’s great-grandfather, J.B.s. Norton, was the first plant pathologist for the state of Maryland; he was also a daylily breeder and some of his varieties are growing in the U.S. National Arboretum.