Principal Investigator

C. Robin Buell

Professor of Plant Biology

Ph.D., 1992, Utah State University, Logan, UT
M.Sc., 1988, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
B.S., 1985, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
buell@msu.edu

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Current Members

John Hamilton

Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

MSc, Biosystems and Informatics, University of Liverpool, UK
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (minor in Physiology), UCLAN, UK
jham@msu.edu

Brieanne Vaillancourt

Research Assistant

B.S. Genomics and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
vaillan6@msu.edu

John Johnston

Bioinformatics Domain Specialist

MS, Computer Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
MS, Hydrogeology and Geophysics, Kent State University, Kent, OH
BS, Geology and Mineralogy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
johnj@msu.edu

Krystle Wiegert-Rininger

Research Assistant

M.S., Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.S., Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
wiegertk@msu.edu

Courtney Leisner

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Plant Biology, The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
M.S., Botany, Washington State University
B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, The College of William and Mary
cleisner@msu.edu

Dongyan Zhao

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology, Michigan State University, US
M. Sc. in Cell Biology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
B. Sc. in Agricultural Education, Jilin Agricultural University, China
zhaodon4@msu.edu

Grant Godden

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Botany, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
M.S., Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.A., Interdisciplinary Humanities, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
goddengr@msu.edu

Dae Kwan Ko

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Plant Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.S., Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea
B.S., Crop Science, Konkuk University, South Korea
dkko@msu.edu

Kin Lau

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
B.S., Biology, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
laukin3@msu.edu

Millicent Sanciangco

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Ecological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
M.Sc., Biology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
B.S., Zoology, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines
sanciang@msu.edu

Samira Mafi Moghaddam

Visiting Research Associate

Ph.D., Genomics and Bioinformatics, North Dakota State University
M.S., Plant Biotechnology, University of Tehran
B.S., Agronomy and Plant Breeding, University of Tehran
samira.mafi@ndsu.edu

Gina Pham

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant, Plant Biology Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
M.S., Biology, New York University, New York, NY
B.S., Biology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
phamgina@msu.edu

Genevieve Hoopes

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
hoopesge@msu.edu

Joshua Wood

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

B.S. College of Natural Science - Genomics and Molecular Genetics (in progress), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Megan Conway

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

B.S. College of Natural Science - Genomics and Molecular Genetics (in progress), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Paul Rosemurgy

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

B.S. College of Engineering - Computer Science and Engineering (in progress), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Jemison Yewah

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

B.S College of Natural Science - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (in progress), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Former Members

Visiting Assistant Professors

Kevin Childs

Assistant Professor-Fixed Term, Michigan State University

Visiting Research Associates

Bishwo Adhikari

Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS

Rebecca Davidson

Assistant Professor, National Jewish Hospital

Joseph Evans

Research Scientist, Dupont Pioneer

Vinita Joardar

RefSeq Scientist at National Center for Biotechnology Information

Elsa Gongora-Castillo

Postdoctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University

Malali Gowda

Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences

Candice Hirsch

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Cory Hirsch

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Jeongwoon Kim

Computational Biologist, Monsanto

Haining Lin

Research Scientist, Bioinformatics at Dupont Pioneer

Alicia Massa

Visiting Research Associate, Michigan State University

Rachel Naegele

Research Geneticist at USDA-ARS

Lina Quesada-Ocampo

Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Lindsay Triplett

Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Research Assistants

Emily Crisovan

Linsey Newton

Jason Cepela

Morgan Chaires

Mike Geoffroy

Melanie Hardin

Kranti Konganti

Steven Lundback

Andy Whittam

Brett Whitty

Visiting Scholars

Andrew Wiersma

Ian Beddows

Graduate Students

Michael Hardigan

Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Biotechnology Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Laboratory Assistants

Daniel Aaron

Ogie Avramovska

Laura Bonefeld

Carolyn Botting

Jessica Goldsworthy

Alex Gore

Marc Habermann

Katie Heslip

Emily Hilliker

Rachael Hume

Joe Korolewicz

Omar Mcgiveron

Byron Oja

Elizabeth Straley

Christopher Thorburn

Jennifer Willner

Undergraduate Interns

Terin Budine

Lauren Chong

Natalie Fox

Rene Ludwig

Lillian Oglesby

Faerlin Pulido