Best Student Presentation Award Recipients in enology and viticulture

Selected students are recognized with these awards each year based on the content and quality of their oral or poster presentations at the Society’s Annual Meeting/National Conference in June. We are indebted to our sponsors who have provided generous and consistent support over these years.

Sponsors:
1991 – 2013: Lallemand (for enology)
2013: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (for oral viticulture)
2012: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (for viticulture)
1991 – 2009: Sunridge Nurseries (for viticulture)

2013:

Viticulture
Yun Zhang (Major Professor: Markus Keller, Washington State University, Prosser)
Grape Berry Water Relations: Why Berry Transpiration and Xylem Backflow Matter

Viticulture
Sudarsana Poojari (Major Professor: Naidu Rayapati, Washington State University, Prosser)
Leafhopper Transmissible Geminivirus is Present in Grapvines Showing Redleaf Symptoms

Enology
Lindsay Springer (Major Professor: Gavin L. Sacks, Cornell University, New York)
Tannin Extractability among hybrid and Vitis Vinifera Grapes: Cultivar Variability and Differential Binding to Cell Walls

Enology
Maria de Lourdes Alejandra Aguilar Solis (Major Professor: Randy W. Worobo, Cornell University, New York)
Sanitation of Wine Cooperage using Five Different Treatment Methods: An In Vivo Study

2012:

Viticulture
Vinay Pagay (Major Professor: Alan N. Lakso, Cornell University, New York)
Testing the Theory of Hydraulic Autonomy of Grapevine Shoots under Water Stress

Viticulture
Cecilia G. Osorio (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Anatomical Variations Related to Drought Tolerance in Contrasting Grape Rootstocks

Enology
Yue Yu (Major Professor: James F. Harbertson, Washington State University, Prosser)
Improvement in Protein Precipitation Tannin Analysis by Altering Resuspension Buffer Formulation to Neutral pH

Enology
L. Federico Casassa (Major Professor: James F. Harbertson, Washington State University, Prosser)
Timing and Severity of Regulated Deficit Irrigation on Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines: Interactive Effect of Skin Contact Time

2011:

Viticulture
Claire Heinitz (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Germplasm Screen for Chloride Exclusion in Wild Grapevines

Viticulture
Daniel K. Pate (Major Professor: Jeff W. Johnson, Texas Tech University, Lubbock)
Economic Evaluation of Winegrape Contracts

Enology
Jianqiang Song (Major Professor: Michael C. Qian, Oregon State University, Corvallis)
Comparison of Volatile Compounds in Pinot noir Wines from Different Vine Vigor Zones

Enology
Gordon A. Walker (Major Professor: Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Alternative Carbon Source Utilization by Saccharomyces cerevisiae Wine Isolates Mediated via a Heritable Prion State

2010:

Viticulture
Keir Keightley (Major Professor: Deborah Elliott-Fisk, University of California, Davis)
A Snapshot of Vineyard Carbon: Using a New Technique to Facilitate Low-Impact Organic Carbon Measurement in a California Vineyard

Viticulture
James Meyers (Major Professor: Justine E Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University)
Improving Efficiency of Research and Vineyard Operations via Spatially-Explicit Sampling Protocols

Enology
Nick Gislason (Major Professor: Andrew L Waterhouse, University of California, Davis)
Hydroxycinnamate α, β-Unsaturated Sidechain Moieties Are Potent Antioxidants

Enology
Tymari LoRe (Major Professor: Gerry Ritchie, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
Effect of Bentonite Additions Prior to Fermentation on Protein Stability in Edna Valley Sauvignon blanc

2009:

Viticulture
Craig Austin (Major Professor: Wayne F Wilcox, Cornell University)
Inhibition of Powdery Mildew by Improved Vineyard Sunlight Exposure.

Viticulture
Kevin Fort (Major Professor: M Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Breeding for Salinity Tolerance in Vitis.

Enology
Annegret Cantu (Major Professor: Andrew Waterhouse, University of California, Davis)
Chelating Agents – A New Tool in Preventing Wine Oxidation?

Enology
Paula Mara (Major Professor: Linda F Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Kinetics and Genetics: 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole Production in Streptomyces.

2008:

Viticulture
Eve-Lyn Hinckley (Major Professor: Pamela Matson, Stanford University)
From Fumigant to Tracer: How Sulfur Inputs Provide Insight into Vineyard Water Losses.

Viticulture
James Meyers (Major Professor: Justine E Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University)
Creating Canopy Exposure Maps Using New Metrics for Point Quadrant Analysis.

Enology
Dominik Durner (Major Professor: Ulrich Fischer, DLR Rheinpfalz, Germany)
Fermentation in Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Enology
Kirsten Skogerson (Major Professor: Oliver Fiehn, University of California, Davis)
Insights into the Chemical Basis for Wine Body: Exploratory Study of GC-MS and NMR Metabolite Identification in White Wines.

2007:

Viticulture
Kimberly Nicholas Cahill (Major Professor: Professor Christopher B. Field, Standford University)
Modeling Climate and Climate Change Impacts on Winegrape Yields in California

Viticulture
Jose Ramon Urbez-Torres (Major Professor: Dr. W. Douglas Gubler, University of California, Davis)
Pathogenicity, Biology and Epidemiology of Botryosphaeria of Grapevines in California

Enology
Robert Scholz (Major Professor: Dr. Doug Adams, University of California, Davis)
Assessment of Fruit Tannin and Tannin-Binding Capacity of Berry Cell Walls from Pinot noir by Clonal Selection and Site

Enology
Melissa Sanborn (Major Professor: Dr. Carolyn Ross, Washington State University, Pullman)
Impact of Fining on the Sensory and Chemical Properties of Washington State Chardonnay and Gewüztraminer Wines

2006:

Viticulture
Jimena Balic, (Major Professor: Sue Ebeler, University of California, Davis)
Influence of Canopy Management Practices and Growing Region on Flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon

Viticulture
Jose Ramon Urbez-Torres (Major Professor: Tom Gordon, University of California, Davis)
Occurrence and Importance of Botryosphaeris spp., A Fungal Pathogen Associated with Grapevine Cankers in California

Enology
Paul Brock, (Major Professor: Thomas Henick-Kling, Cornell University, Geneva, NY)
Aroma Profile Characterization of Different Strains of Brettanomyces bruxellensis in Model Wine

Enology
Carrie Findleton, (Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Identification of Genes Involved in Suppressed Hydrogen Sulfide Production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

2005:

Viticulture
Laurie Boyden (Major Professor: Peter Cousins, Cornell University, Geneva, NY)
Allelic Relationship between Root-Knot Nematode Resistance Genes in a Vitis mustangensis Hybrid Population

Viticulture
Tiago Sampaio (Major Professor: Carmo Vasconcelos, Oregon State University, Corvallis)
Color and Tannin Profiles as Influenced by Rootstocks

Enology
Paula Mara, (Major Professor: Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Bacterial Causes of Winery Chloroanisole Contamination

Enology
Angela Linderholm, (Major Professor: Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Defining the Genetic Basis of Hydrogen Sulfide Production

2004:

Viticulture
Tyler R. Thomas, (Major Professor: Mark A. Matthews, University of California, Davis)
Berry Turgor Pressure: Direct Measurement in Vitis vinifera throughout Development and Relationship to Vine Water Status and Deformabilit

Viticulture
Lilanga Balanchadra, (Major Professor: Robert White, University of Melbourne, Australia)
Influence of Irrigation Management on the Depth of Mineral Nitrogen Uptake by Mature Grapevines

Enology
James P. Osborne, (Major Professor: Charles Edwards, Washington State University, Pullman)
Inhibition of Malolactic Fermentation by Wine Yeast during Alcoholic Fermentation

Enology
Jeffri Bohlscheid, (Major Professor: Charles Edwards, Washington State University, Pullman)
Interactive Effects of Nitrogen and Biotin on Yeast Growth, Fermentation Rate, and Volatile Production

2003:

Viticulture
Laurie Boyden (Major Professor: P. Cousins, Cornell University, Geneva, NY)
Evaluation of Grape Pollen Viability after Freezing in Liquid Nitrogen and Prolonged Storage at -80° C

Viticulture
Alan F. Krivanek (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Pierce’s Disease Resistance: Performance of Field Resistant Cultivars under Greenhouse Conditions

Enology
Nicolas Cantacuzene (Major Professor: Erin S. Dormedy, California State University, Fresno)
Treating Brettanomyces in Oak Cubes with Gaseous and Aqueous Ozone

Enology
Staci Nugent (Major Professor: Linda F. Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Effect of Temperature on Genomic Gene Expression in Wine Yeast

2002:

Viticulture
Ray Shaffer (Major Professor: Carmo Vasconcelos, Oregon State University, Corvallis)
Effect of Rootstock on the Performance of Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot noir and Pinot gris

Viticulture
Luis Sanchez (Major Professor: Nick K. Dokoozlian, University of California, Davis)
Bud Microclimate, Carbohydrate Availability, and Fruitfulness of Vitis vinifera L

Enology
Seth Turbow (Major Professor: David E. Block, University of California, Davis)
Effects of Viticultural Practices on the Aroma of 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Enology
Cameron Parry (Major Professor: David A. Mills, University of California, Davis)
Oenococcus oeni Strain Differentiation by Rep-PCR

2001:

Viticulture
Remi Cohen (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Evaluating the Effect of Rootstock on the Susceptibility of Chardonnay to Pierce’s Disease Expression

Enology
Uri Hetz (Major Professor: Mark A. Daeschel, Oregon State University, Corvallis)
Lysozyme as an Aid in Preventing Stuck Fermentations

2000:

Viticulture
Solomon Dobrowski (Major Professor: Jim Wolpert, University of California, Davis)
Aerial Image Analysis in Evaluating Vineyard Canopy Parameters

Enology
Ramón Mira de Orduña (Major Professor: Gordon J. Pilone, Massey University, New Zealand)
Arginine Degradation by Lactic Acid Bacteria in Wine: Toxicological and Enological Implications

1999:

Viticulture
Peter Cousins (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Genetics of Resistance to Root-Knot Nematodes in Crosses of Grape Rootstocks

Enology
Jennifer Donovan (Major Professor: Andrew L. Waterhouse, University of California, Davis)
Metabolism of (+)-Catechin After Consumption of Red Wine

1998:

Enology
James A Kennedy (Major Professor: Andrew L. Waterhouse, University of California, Davis)
Maturity and Water Status Effects on the Extractability and Molecular Weight Distribution of Proanthocyanins in Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes

Enology
Charles Brenneman (Major Professor: Susan Ebeler, University of California, Davis)
Effects of Red Wine Fractions on Tumor Onset in HTLV tax1 Transgenic Mice

Enology
Kevin Morrisey (Major Professor: Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis)
The Role of Limiting Long-Chain Fatty Acids in Stuck Fermentations

1997:

Viticulture
Imed Dami (Major Professor: Cecil Stushnoff, Colorado State University, Orchard Mesa Research Center, Ft. Collins, CO)
Delay of Bud Break and Deacclimation in Grapevines to Overcome Spring Frost

Viticulture
Darek Trowbridge (Major Professor: Keith Striegler, California State University, Fresno)
Initial Effect of Production System on Vegetative Growth, Yield, Fruit Composition, and Wine Quality of Syrah Grapevines Grown in the San Joaquin Valley

Viticulture
Matthew Heil (Major Professor: Keith Striegler, California State University, Fresno)
Effect of Training System and Pruning Severity on the Growth, Yield, and Fruit Composition of Vitis vinifera cv. Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevines Grown in the Central Coast Region of California

Enology
Thomas J. Evans (Major Professor: Susan E. Ebeler, University of California, Davis)
Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) for Quantitative Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Wine

Enology
Kathryn C. Weiss (Major Professor: Linda F. Bisson, University of California, Davis)
Analysis of Wine Proteins by Matrix-Assisted laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Enology
Craig Mitrakul (Major Professor: Thomas Henick-Kling, Cornell University, Geneva, NY)
Identification of Brettanomyces/Dekkera Yeasts from California Wines

1996:

Viticulture
J.R. Noriega (Major Professor: Alfonso Gardea, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), Mexico)
Postharvest Canopy Composition and Photosynthesis in Seedless Grapes

Enology
Kristen Barnhisel (Major Professor: Roger Boulton, University of California, Davis)
Evaluation of Five Merlot Clones in the Napa Valley: Preliminary Results

Enology
Bruce Dukes (Major Professor: Christian E. Butzke, University of California, Davis)
Concentration of Free Amino Nitrogenous Compounds in Grape Juice can be Rapidly Determined Using an o-phthaladehyde/Nacetyl-L-Cysteine Spectrophotometric Assay

Enology
David DeSante (Major Professor: Roger Boulton, University of California, Davis)
An Automated Method for Measuring and Predicting the Rate of Fermentation

1995:

Viticulture
Lijie Jia (Major Professor: M. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis)
Evaluation of Embryo Rescued Seedlings of Thompson Seedless for Resistance to Grapevine Fanleaf Virus

Viticulture
Anne M. Morrell (Major Professor: Robert L. Wample, Washington State University)
Expression of Heat Shock Proteins in Dormant Buds of Cabernet Sauvignon

Enology
Sandra M. Cashman Oldfield (Major Professor: Andrew L. Waterhouse, University of California, Davis)
The Effects of Ripening on Phenolic Compounds in Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes and Wine Analyzed by HPLC

Enology
Tatiana Cassol (Major Professor: Douglas O. Adams, University of California, Davis)
Detection of Glutathione in White Wines using an Enzymatic Analytical Method

1992:

Viticulture
Nancy Irelan (Major Professor: Carole P. Meredith, University of California, Davis)
Morphological Variability in Tumors Produced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens Biovar III Isolates from a California Vineyard

Enology
John Thorngate (Major Professor: Ann C. Noble, University of California, Davis)
The Bound-Anthocyanin Fraction in Pinot noir

1991:

Viticulture
Mark Greenspan (Major Professor: Mark A. Matthews, University of California, Davis)
Diurnal Water Relations of the Grape Berry

Enology
Yasushi Fukuda (Major Professor: Roger Boulton, University of California, Davis)
Effects of Treatment upon Protein Profiles