Shaun Broderick is a new horticulture research scientist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Broderick, a native of Orem, Utah, is an assistant horticulture professor and researcher specializing in herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees. He is stationed at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs.
Broderick earned an associate degree from Utah Valley University. He completed a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in genetics and biotechnology from Brigham Young University. He conducted his master’s research on developing a Penstemon breeding program. He earned his doctorate in molecular genetics at Ohio State University.
While working as perennials specialist for seven years at Linden Nursery, one of Utah’s largest nurseries, Broderick wrote two sales guides with cultural information for all of the nursery’s trees, shrubs and perennials.
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