Alumni

Research Associates

Tenure Name Position
1979 – 1985 Thomas Graan Project Scientist, Weston Corporation
1980 – 1984 Bjorn Martin Professor, Oklahoma State University
1982 – 1985 Roger Hangarter Professor, Indiana University 
1985 – 1987 Pam Cooper Research Associate Professor, Missouri
1986 – 1991 Robert Wise Professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1988 – 1990  Jeffrey Kent  Professor, Kentucky
1988 – 1994   Kevin Oxborough  Research Specialist, University of Essex 
1990 – 1992 Adriana Ortiz Research Associate Professor, Harvard
1990 – 1993 Quentin Groom Information Technology, Botanic Garden, Meise 
1992 – 1994 George Byrd Professor, Rice University
1997 – 1999 Eric Singsaas Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
1998 – 2001  Damian Allen  Senior Scientist, Shell
2000 – 2004 Carl Bernacchi USDA/ARS Research Scientist, Urbana, IL
2002 – 2007 Andrew Leakey Professor, University of Illinois
2005 – 2007 Davyd Chung  Program Analyst, NIH, Bethesda MD
2005 – 2008 Fang Xiu Scientist, Carver Center Univ of Illinois
2005 – 2017 Aleel Grennan Assistant Professor, Worcester State 
2007 – 2010 Jindong Sun Scientist, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Johnston, IA
2007 – 2012 David Rosenthal Assistant Professor, Ohio University
2012 – 2014 Andrew VanLoocke  Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
2012 – 2015 Scott Woolbright Assistant Professor, Louisiana State
2012 – 2015 Eiji Takahashi Worcester State University
2013 – 2016, 2018 Berkley Walker Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
2013 – 2019 Paul South Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
2014 – 2017 Michell Thomey Postdoctoral Researcher, Chapman University
2015 – Present Ursula Ruiz-Vera Postdoctoral Researcher, 
2016 – Present Amanda Cavanagh Postdoctoral Researcher, RIPE Project
2016 – Present  Young Cho Postdoctoral Researcher, RIPE Project
2016 – Present Rebecca Slattery Postdoctoral Researcher, RIPE Project
2017 – Present      Ryan Boyd Postdoctoral Researcher, RIPE Project
2018 – Present    Sang Yeol Kim Postdoctoral Researcher,
2018 – Present  Moonsub Lee Postdoctoral Researcher,
2018 – Present  Samantha Stutz Postdoctoral Researcher, RIPE Project

 



Doctoral Candidates  

Graduation Name Position
1983 Susan Flores Friedrich Miescher Institute
1984  S. Chuan Kee Software designer, ITC Group
1988  Gretchen Sassenrath USDA-ARS Scientist, Stoneville, MS
1989 Patricia Grandoni Freight Broker
1990 Adriana Ortiz Research Associate Professor, Harvard
1991 Susan Martino-Catt Monsanto Company
1994 Ron Hutchison Associate Professor North Dakota State
1996 Tamara Jones Applied Biosystems
1997 Taylor Fields Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
1999 Hong Liu Senior Scientist, Sanofi Aventis
2001 Dawn Tucker Research Scientist, Jewish Hospital, Denver
2002 Aleel Grennan Assistant Editor, Plant Physiology
2003 Guoseng Wu Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin
2005 Davyd Chung Program Analyst, National Institutes of Health
2010 Elie Schwarz Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State
2013 Anna Locke USDA-ARS Scientist, Raleigh, North Carolina
2014 Matthew Siebers Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois
2014 Becky Slattery Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois
2016 Frederick Ghandchi HP Enterprise


Master’s Candidates

Graduation Name Position
1990 Denise Sparrow Research Technician, Ohio State University
1993 Won-Il Kim Korean National Institute of Standards and Technology
1994 Vasoula Fasoula Agricultural Consultant, Georgia
1995 Yonghwa Yung Social Worker
2006 Ping Gong  
2008 Kevin Hollis High School teacher
2013 Pamela Hall Science writer