Student Flash Talks

Some student authors have been assigned oral, 3.25-minute Flash Talks. These “flash” presentations will provide additional opportunities for interaction between conference attendees and student researchers.

Flash Talks will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 4:20 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.


Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis


4:20:00 pm – 4:23:15 pm
Map-Based Positional Cloning of Powdery Mildew Resistance Genes from the Chinese Grape Species Vitis piasezkii​
Laila Fayyaz, University of California, Davis
4:23:15 pm – 4:26:30 pm
Effect of Pruning on Grapevine Shoot and Cluster Development as a Function of Arm Position along the Cordon
Dylan Ellis, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
4:26:30 pm – 4:29:45 pm
Irrigation Management for Improving Ripening and Aromatic Contents in White Grapes in the Okanagan Valley
Yevgen Kovalenko, The University of British Columbia, Canada
4:29:45 pm – 4:33:00 pm
Shifts in Proanthocyanidin Composition of Cabernet Sauvignon Are Modulated by Selective Shading and Water Deficit 
Christoper Chen, University of California, Davis
4:33:00 pm – 4:36:15 pm
Use of Infrared Temperature Sensing to Continuously Measure Grapevine Water Status for Irrigation Scheduling
Xinhao Hu, University of Adelaide, Australia
4:36:15 pm – 4:39:30 pm
Using Mass Balance to Determine Plant Water Status of Individual Grape Vines
Shayla Nikzad, University of California, Davis
4:39:30 pm – 4:42:45 pm
Evaluation of Stomatal Conductance as an Irrigation Scheduling Tool in Grapevine
Garret Stahl, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
4:42:45 pm – 4:46:00 pm
Grapevine Iron (Fe) Chlorosis: Root-Soil-Microbe Dynamics to Mobilize Fe in Alkaline Soils in Central Washington
Taylor Bruchet, Washington State University, Pullman
4:46:00 pm – 4:49:15 pm
Salt Tolerance of Four Grape Rootstocks is Related to Root Architecture Traits
Cassandra Bullock-Bent, University of California, Davis
4:49:15 pm – 4:52:30 pm
Under-Vine Cover Crops Mitigate Excessive Vine Vigor and Improve Soil Health in a Mature Cool Climate Vineyard
Ming-Yi Chou, Cornell University, New York
4:52:30 pm – 4:55:45 pm
Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Wild Vitis from Northern and Central Mexico
Karla Huerta, University of California, Davis
4:55:45 pm – 4:59:00 pm
Impacts of Two Viticultural Practices on Dynamic Spatiotemporal Hormone Accumulation in Pinot noir Berries
Joseph Schmidt, Oregon State University, Corvallis
4:59:00 pm – 5:02:15 pm
Proximal Sensing and Stratified Sampling in Vineyards Provide Direction in Coalescing Vineyard Variability
Runze Yu, University of California, Davis
5:02:15 pm – 5:05:30 pm
Tannin Reacts with SO2 during Aging, Yielding Newly Discovered Flavan-3-ol Sulfonates in Wine
Lingjun Ma, University of California, Davis
5:05:30 pm – 5:08:45 pm
Effect of Timing of Cluster Thinning on Pinot noir Grapes and Wines
Paul Mawdsley, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo
5:08:45 pm – 5:12:00 pm
Impact of Honeybee Isolates of Lactobacillus kunkeei on Wine Fermentation
Christopher Butler, University of California, Davis
5:12:00 pm – 5:15:15 pm
Survival of Brettanomyces bruxellensis in Grape Pomace
Zachary Cartwright, Washington State University, Pullman
5:15:15 pm – 5:18:30 pm
Identification of Saccharomyces uvarum from Spontaneously Fermented Pinot gris in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley
Garrett McCarthy, The University of British Columbia, Canada
5:18:30 pm – 5:21:45 pm
Competition Between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces uvarum in Controlled Chardonnay Fermentations
Sydney C. Morgan, The University of British Columbia, Canada
5:21:45 pm – 5:25:00 pm
Effect of Strain-Dependent Variability in Yeast Cell Membrane Lipid Composition, Metabolic Activity, and Gene Regulation
Ayca Ozcan, University of California, Davis
5:25:00 pm – 5:28:15 pm
Efficacy of Cleaning Chemistries on Typical Wine Microorganisms
Paul van der Merwe, University of California, Davis
5:28:15 pm – 5:31:30 pm
New Impedance Method Reduces the Enumeration Time of Brettanomyces Yeast Contamination in Red Wine
Sanelle van Wyk, University of Auckland, New Zealand
5:31:30 pm – 5:34:45 pm
Impact of Nutrient Supplementation of Synthetic Grape Juice on Growth of Pediococcus spp. Post-Alcoholic Fermentation
Megan Wade, Washington State University, Pullman
5:34:45 pm – 5:38:00 pm
Evaluation of Native Vineyard Yeasts of Washington State for Biological Control of Botrytis Bunch Rot of Grape
Xuefei Wang, Washington State University, Pullman
5:38:00 pm – 5:41:15 pm
Effect of Optical Berry Sorting on Red Wine Quality
Robert Bruce, University of California, Davis
5:41:15 pm – 5:44:30 pm
“Fingerprinting” of Washington Wines
Shirley Orellana, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
5:44:30 pm – 5:47:45 pm
Rapid Detection of Alcohol Content in Wine by Surface Tension
Julia Wang, Boston University, Boston