Carol Kiam AssatoGraduate Student, Plant Breeding and GeneticsDr. John C. Sedbrook LabSchool of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

Rachel Combs-Giroir

PhD Graduate StudentTranslational Plant Sciences Graduate Program, Center for Applied Plant Sciences, The Ohio State University

Moisés (Moi) Expósito-Alonso 

Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of BiologyDepartment of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University
Moi aims to mentor creative scientists that apply evolutionary principles to solve global change problems 
@MExpositoAlonso mexpositoalonso@stanford.eduMoi's Google Scholar

Liza Gautam

PhD candidate, Breeding and GeneticsDr. John C. Sedbrook’s labSchool of Biological Science, Illinois State University (ISU) bgautam@ilstu.eduPhone- (309) 665-9543

Marcus Griffiths

Postdoctoral AssociateDonald Danforth Plant Science Center, Chris Topp lab
The goal of my research is to understand the mechanisms behind abiotic stress tolerance with a focus on the root system and nutrient acquisition.

Nicholas Heller

Assistant Professor of Crop SciencesDepartment of Agriculture, Illinois State University
My passion is teaching excellence in plant breeding and genetics, applied statistics, and environmentally-sound and profitable agronomic practices.

Vanessica Jawahir

Postdoctoral AssociateDonald Danforth Plant Science Center vjawahir@danforthcenter.orgVanessica's LinkedIn

David Kainer

R&D Staff ScientistComputational Systems BiologyOak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA David specialises in applying machine learning for integrating multi-omic datasets in order to explore the genomic basis of complex traits. kainerd@ornl.govDavid’s Google Scholar ProfileDavid’s LinkedIn

Isaac Madsen

Extension AgronomistDepartment of Crop and Soil Sciences,  Washington State University Isaac focuses on improving and increasing sustainable oilseed production. isaac_madsen@wsu.eduIsaac’s Google Scholar

Dmitri A. Nusinow

Principal Investigator & Associate MemberDonald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO Dmitri aims to understand how plants interpret, respond and adapt to daily and seasonal environmental change @metermeter@ddpsc.orgDmitri A. Nusinow's Google Scholar

Winthrop Phippen

Professor of Plant Breeding and GeneticsDirector, USDA-NIFA CAP IPREFER (Integrated Pennycress Research for Energy and Farm Resilience)School of Agriculture, Western Illinois University Dr. Phippen’s lab conducts field evaluations of field pennycress for agronomic traits focused early flowering, seedling vigor, dwarf stems, increased seed size, and high harvest yield. Dr. Phippen also provides support in conducting all non-destructive seed oil analyses by pulsed NMR and destructive oil characterization by gas chromatography for collaborators.  
wb-phippen@wiu.eduOffice: (309) 298-1251 Winthrop's Google Scholar 

Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee

Principal Investigator Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford, CA The Rhee lab strives to uncover the molecular mechanisms underlying adaptive traits in the face of heat, drought, nutrient limitation, and pests. srhee@carnegiescience.eduSue Rhee's Google Scholar

Karen A. Sanguinet

Assistant Professor of Crop PhysiologyDepartment of Crop and Soil Sciences & Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Group, Washington State University The Sanguinet lab takes a holistic approach to investigate plant-environment interactions on multiple levels. All are welcome! karen.sanguinet@wsu.eduKaren’s  Google Scholar

John Sedbrook

Professor of GeneticsDirector, DOE IPRePSchool of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University John’s Lab employs molecular genetic approaches including CRISPR genome editing to improve the agronomic traits and stress resilience of pennycress as an oilseed producing cash cover crop. jcsedbr@ilstu.eduOffice: (309) 438-3374John's Researchgate profile

Tarah S. Sullivan

Principal Investigator & Associate Professor of Soil MicrobiologyDepartment of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University The Sullivan Lab examines all aspects of rhizosphere microbiome interactions with plants and metals biogeochemistry, seeking to understand reciprocal and dynamic interactions driving ecosystem services. t.sullivan@wsu.eduTarah’s Google Scholar

Jason Thomas

Post Doctoral ResearcherDepartment of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science Aims to improve plants for the benefit of people and the planet.

Christopher N. Topp

Principal Investigator & Associate MemberDonald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO Chris aims to understand root system growth, function, and conditioning by the environment for crop improvement @rootdevoctopp@danforthcenter.orgChris' Google Scholar

Andrea Gschwend

Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Crop ScienceThe Ohio State University, Columbus, OH The Gschwend lab investigates the genetic basis of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in crops and their wild relatives. 
Gschwend.2@osu.edu's Google Scholar