Clara María Cruet Burgos

PhD graduate!

Biography and Education


Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Fun Fact

My cat’s name is MENDEL!

Current Research

Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

Career Goal

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


  • Ph.D.

Colorado State University

Dissertation: Development of Molecular Breeding Resources for Increased Provitamin A Carotenoids in Sorghum Grain

  • M.S. Biology

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Dissertation: Genome Mapping Of Anthracnose Resistance In Sorghum

  • B.S. Industrial Biotechnology

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez