Chris Brinegar

Chris Brinegar

Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Maine

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General Information


Adjunct Associate Professor In the Division of Natural Sciences  - UMF

Thanks Professor  - Sempervirens Fund

Researcher  - Big Basin Park

Professor of Biological Sciences  - San Jose State University

Member, Faculty  - Department of Biological Sciences

Director  - Biotechnology Education and Research Institute at San Jose State University


biology department , San Jose State University

B.S.  - chemistry , Notre Dame

M.S.  - food science , Cornell University

Ph.D.  - crop physiology , Wisconsin


Post-doctoral Research Associate  - ARCO Plant Cell Research Institute

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Chris Brinegar, professor, University of Maine, Farmington, received $14,266 for studying the genetic drift in understory plants of the redwood forest.
Brinegar believes that western sword ferns and redwood sorrel suffer loss of genetic diversity in the southern part of the redwood range (south of San Francisco Bay), like the redwoods in that area.

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Chris Brinegar, a faculty member at the University of Maine at Farmington, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Kathmandu University in Nepal. A plant molecular biologist and geneticist, Brinegar will teach molecular biology, pursue research on the genetic identification of potato cultivars, and advise Kathmandu University faculty on the development of biotechnology curricula.Brinegar, who lives in New Portland, teaches environmental science at UMF.He is a retired professor and former director of the Biotechnology Education and Research Institute at San Jose State University in California.

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UMF faculty member Chris Brinegar awarded distinguished Fulbright Fellowship
FARMINGTON - Chris Brinegar, adjunct associate professor in the UMF Division of Natural Sciences, has recently been awarded a Fulbright teaching/research fellowship by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a one-year stay in Loja, Ecuador, beginning this June.

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