The Quest for a Healthier Tomato

Emily Wiley and Joseph Gyekis
August 29, 2005

Plant geneticist Majid Foolad is breeding a super tomato with high levels of the healthy red pigment, lycopene. Intern Joseph Gyekis and multimedia specialist Emily Wiley recently joined Foolad in his fields near University Park to learn about this unique new crop.

man kneeling in tomato field
Emily Wiley

Majid Foolad, Ph.D., is professor of plant genetics. He can be reached at

Last Updated August 29, 2005