Clara María Cruet Burgos

PhD candidate

Biography and Education


Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Fun Fact

My cat’s name is MENDEL!

PhD Research

Development of molecular breeding resources for increased grain provitamin A carotenoids in sorghum

Career Goal

Develop a breeding program in a public academic institution in Puerto Rico focused on satisfying the needs of local and Caribbean farmers.


  • MS Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Dissertation: Genome Mapping Of Anthracnose Resistance In Sorghum)

  • BS Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez