Dr. Heqiang Huo
Assistant Professor of Horticultural Science
Dr. Heqiang “Alfred” Huo is an assistant professor of ornamental plant breeding in the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida. Huo is a geneticist with a passion for the horticultural industry and exploring plants at a molecular level. Huo’s research focuses on using a comprehensive approach to understand and improve the genetics of ornamental and specialty crops, incorporating genetics, genomics, molecular biology and biotechnology. His research specifically focuses on how plant genetics interact with environmental factors, such as temperature, drought, salinity and light, and how their interaction impacts plant growth. Huo’s research program encompasses a wide variety of high-value horticultural crops, including lettuce, hops, tobacco, tomato, begonia, snapdragon and petunia.
For more information on Dr. Huo, please visit the Alfred Lab website.
Peer Reviewed Publications
For a comprehensive list of Dr. Huo's peer-reviewed publications, please visit his Google Scholar profile.
Popular EDIS Publications
Planting and Propagation of Snapdragons in Florida: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep549
A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias: Classification and Diversity: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep581
Key Plant, Key Pests: Juniper (Juniperus spp.): https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep570
Current Status of Research, Regulations, and Future Challenges for CRISPR Editing in Crop Improvement: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1334
- Ph.D., Horticultural Science, University of Georgia
- M.S., Horticultural Science, Huazhong Agricultural University
- B.S., Horticultural Science, Qingdao Agricultural University