Research Interests

Research Group


Grape Economic Analysis in Nevada

A Master's Thesis by Miguel Henry Osorio
Dr. Thomas Harris/ Thesis Advisor


BCH/BIO 410, 610 Plant Physiology 

Grant R. Cramer

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 


phone: (775) 784-4204

B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1980); M.S. & Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1982,1985)

Current Interests: cold, drought and salinity stress effects on grape and wine quality; fruit and wine flavors and aromas; ion transport; metabolomics; plant hormones; proteomics; systems biology; transcriptomics.

To donate to our Nevada Wine program send a check made out to UNR Foundation to Grant Cramer, Department of Biochemistry, Mail Stop 330, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89503

Dr. Grant Cramer

Photo of 1st Annual Grape Research Coordination Network meeting held at Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe, CA USA (May 15 -17, 2009) can be requested from Grant Cramer (

Grape Information

Above: NBC video of our research group on "Drought and Grapes: the Potential Impact of Global Warming"

Nevada Grape FAQs

Commercial Grape Nurseries

Other Wine and Grape Links

Vitis Functional Genomics (Basic Research)

1st Annual Grape Research Coordination Network Meeting

Nevada Wine Newsletter

click here.

Nevada Wine Facts (January, 2015) by Grant Cramer. Feel free to download and use as an information sheet.

Home Vineyards in Nevada by Leslie Allen, Grant Cramer, and Wendy Hanson

Upcoming Events

Free Viticulture and Wine Tasting Class: No longer available. See Current Cooperative Extension Workshops:

Viticulture Workshop - Reno

Viticulture Workshop - Las Vegas

Viticulture Workshop - Elko

Viticulture Workshop  Slides

Contact Grant Cramer for more information:

Important Lab Protocols

How to Sample Grapes for Harvest

TRIS-LiCl RNA extraction protocol for Dummies

Hydroponics Protocol see the New Microfuge Tube method!!!

RNeasy RNA extraction protocol for dummies

Other Grape Protocols



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Last modified: March 12, 2015