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Former Lab Members

Graduate Students

Alexandra Ostezan
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
B.S. in Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Corn Breeder, Corteva, KS

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Ethan Menke
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
M.S. in Agronomy, Kansas State University
B.S. in Biology, Newman University
Plant Breeder, Syngenta, IN

Dung “Ivy” Tran, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Brooks Arnold, M.S.
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
Agronomic Research Specialist, Bayer Crop Science, Lubbock, TX

Elizabeth Prenger, M.S.
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
University of Missouri, Columbia

Clinton Steketee, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
Corn Breeder, Syngenta, IL

Benjamin Stewart-Brown, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia
Line Development Breeder, Bayer Crop Science, IA

Miles Ingwers, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Genetics, University of Georgia
University of California, Davis, Morgantown

Silas Childs, MS
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia
Greenhouse Director, West Virginia University, Morgantown

Mary Allison Campbell, MS
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia
Assistant Breeder, Olam International, CA

Justin N. Vaughn, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics , and Genomics, University of Georgia
M.S. in Plant Genetics, University of Tennessee
Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Computational Biologist, USDA ARS

Rebecca Tashiro, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Genetics, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Ornamental Breeder, Ball Seed, CA

Zachary King, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, University of Georgia
Corn Breeder, Syngenta, MN

Zi Shi, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China

Anh Pham, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, University of Missouri
University of Adrelaide, Australia

Donna Harris, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics, University of Wyoming

Postdoctoral Researchers

Jeffrey Boehm, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, and Genetics, Washington State University
USDA-ARS

Visiting Scientist

Gustavo Zimmer
Visiting PH.D. student from Federal University of Pelotas, Capão do Leão, RS, Brazil

Cecila Giordano
Visiting PH.D. student from Federal University of Pelotas, Capão do Leão, RS, Brazil

Sushil Kumar Yadav, Ph.D.
Norman Borlaug Research Fellow Ph.D. in Biochemistry Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), India

Professional Research Staff

Greg Gokalp
Research Professional

Ben Averitt
Nematology Lab Manager

Earl Baxter
Research Professional

E. Dale Wood
Emeritus Research Coordinator

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Gina Bishop
Research Professional

Undergraduate Students

Matthew Geisler

Seth Currie

Chinny Okonkwo

Brianna Johnson

Abigail Griffin

Temporary Staff

Carlie Howington

Eleruja Emmanuel