Jessica Lubell-Brand

Professor of Horticulture


  • PhD 2008, University of Connecticut
  • MS 2004, University of Connecticut
  • BA 1999, University of Rochester

Areas of Interest

  • Plant propagation and breeding
  • Cannabis
  • Native Plants

    Research/Extension Projects

    Industrial Hemp

    My research on cannabis is focused on seed production, micropropagation and polyploid breeding for the development of improved germplasm. In addition, I am evaluating hemp hurd fiber as an alternative substrate for nursery crop production.

    Novel native shrubs as replacements for invasive plants

    My work on native plants has focused on the identification and development of novel species as landscape plants and their propagation to broaden the palette of natives available to consumers.

    Out of the swamp and
    into the parking lot
    Virginia Rose. (Rosa virginiana)
    Optimizing nursery
    production of
    native hazelnuts.
    Shattering buttonbush fruits
    produce an
    ocean of seeds.
    (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

    Fact Sheets


    • SPSS 1120/SAPL 120, Introduction to Plant Science
    • SPSS 3660(W)/SAPL 660, Nursery Production
    Contact Information
    File Lubell-Brand_recent_refereed_publications
    Mailing Address1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4067 Storrs, CT 06269-4067
    Office LocationAgricultural Biotechnology Laboratory (ABL) 220E