- POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARS
- Cesar Xavier
- Deepjoyti Singh
- GRADUATE STUDENTS
- Hao Wei Teh, Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology
- Holly McInnes, Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology
- Peyton LaBonte, M.S. student in Plant Pathology
- Ryan Packer, Ph.D. student in Entomology
- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
- Clara Tyson
- Nkauhle Lee
- Luke Hosse
- Layna Sather
- Kyrianna Youngkin
- FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Dr. Araujo was a post-doctoral research scientist and a visiting Ph.D. student in the lab. Marlonni is currently working in agricultural biotech industry, in Research Triangle Park, NC.
M.S. student in Plant Pathology. Karolyn is currently working in agricultural biotech industry, in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Undergraduate researcher in the lab. Val is currently working in agricultural biotech industry, in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Dr. Kanakala was a post-doctoral research scientist in the lab. Surya is currently using his virology skills in the biotech industry.
Dr. Mulot was a postdoctoral researcher in the lab. He studied TSWV resistance and identification of thrips proteins that bind to TSWV. He is now in Paris, France working in the biotechnological sector.
Ordom Brian Huot
Dr. Huot was a post-doctoral research scientist in the lab studying maize mosaic virus and interactions with the vector, the corn planthopper. Ordom is currently a Biological Scientist (Biotech regulation) at USDA.
Dr. Martin started doing research on viruses during her Master’s program at the University of Arizona, and fell in love with how they work and how they affect everything we see, leading her to obtain her PhD at The University of Kentucky. In the plant-virus-vector interactions lab, her research goal was to learn more about the maize mosaic virus and how to use it for biotechnology purposes. Her main focus with the MMV virus is corn production in the agriculture industry. She believes that understanding the viruses that affect agriculture is the first step in finding ways to diminish them. Kate has moved to Auburn University and has her own vector biology lab. https://agriculture.auburn.edu/about/directory/faculty/kathleen-martin/
Dr. Chen was a post-doctoral research scientist in the lab. Yuting received her PhD from Ohio State University, and is originally from Beijing, China. She is passionate about her love of plant viruses and has been since an early age. With her dedication to plant pathology and molecular biology, she has been studying the tomato spotted wilt virus transmission through insects, specifically thrips. Yuting is currently working in agricultural biotech industry, in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Katy was a multi-year undergraduate assistant in the lab. She had a passion for science. Because of her background in the College of Natural Resources and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, she was able to do research in the lab with a focus on microbiology and plant biology.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, currently an Assistant Professor at UGA http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/plant-pathology/people/faculty/jonathan-oliver.html
Karen Barandoc- Alviar
Postdoctoral Research Associate, currently an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Los Banos
Ph.D. student, currently an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M https://entomology.tamu.edu/people/badillo-vargas-ismael/
Ph.D. student, currently an Associate Professor at University of Costa Rica http://www.cibcm.ucr.ac.cr/node/165
Postdoctoral Research Associate, currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Kansas State University
Postdoctoral Research Associate, currently at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Kampala, Uganda