Jenny Koebernick joined the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Aug. 16 as assistant professor of cotton and soybean plant breeding with a 60 percent research/40 percent teaching appointment. She comes to Auburn from Narrabri, Australia, where she had worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization as a postdoctoral research fellow in cotton breeding since 2010, the same year she completed her Ph.D. in plant breeding from Texas A&M University. She graduated with a B.S. in biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2002 and her M.S. in crop physiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2006.