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Lisa Ainsworth's Laboratory


Lab Members

Principle Investigator

Post-doctoral Associates

Graduate Research Assistants


  • Mary Durstock, ORISE

SoyFACE Site Manager

  • Jesse McGrath


  • Jayce Carlson
  • Casey Kramer
  • Cole Wherley

Past Lab Members

  • Dr. Amy Betzelberger, University of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Kristen Bishop, Institute for Defense Analysis
  • Dr. Charles Burroughs, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Nicole Choquette, NC State
  • Hannah Demler, Nature Conservancy
  • Luke Freyfogle, UIUC
  • Dr. Kelly Gillespie, Bayer
  • Dr. Robert Koester, Benson Hill Biosystems
  • Dr. Courtney Leisner, Auburn University
  • Dr. Pauline Lemonnier, University of Essex
  • Dr. Justin McGrath, USDA-ARS, University of Illinois
  • Noah Mitchell, USAF
  • Anna Molineaux, Harvard
  • Chris Moller, Benson Hill
  • Maria Carmen Pinero Zapata, IMIDA, Spain
  • Dr. Shimpei Oikawa, JSPS
  • Taylor Pederson, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Alvaro Sanz-Saez, Auburn University
  • Dr. Sang-In Shim, Gyeongsang National University
  • Dr. Jeff Skoneczka, HM Clause
  • Renan Caldas Umburanas, University of São Paulo 
  • Dr. Jessica Wedow, Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Dr. Craig Yendrek, Scotts
  • Dr. Yanqun Zhang, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research