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CAHNRS Department of Horticulture Genomics Lab

Collaborators, Postdocs and Visiting scientists

We love apples as much as the next person but we’re not in this for ourselves. There is a world of growers that are very interested in what we do, why and how we do it, and how we can promote the qualities in fruit that consumers will want. These individuals, associations, and corporations are right there with us in the work that we do.

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Visiting Scientists

We work with several colleagues across the globe. We are fortunate to host some of them and mutually enrich our scientific experience.

  • Ashok Chaudhury, Fall 2014, Department of Bio & Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology
  • Irene Lah, Summer 2014, (Visiting Scientist supported by Borlaug Malaysia), Crop Protection and Plant Quarantine Division, Dept. of Agriculture Malaysia
  • Nagesh Mandadi, Fall 2013, Genomics of tritrophic interactions (Visiting Scientist supported by National Agricultural Innovative Project – National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi)
  • Meghachandra Singh, Summer 2013, Rice genomics (Visiting Scientist supported by DBT, India)
  • Maria Jose Rubio-Cabetas, 08/01/2010 – 11/10/2010, Molecular marker development for drought tolerance in Prunus species. (Visiting Scientist)

Post doctoral Scientists

  • Seanna Hewitt, 1/16/2020 – present, RNA sequencing, manuscript and grant writing
  • Rishikesh Ghogare, 7/16/2017 – present, Genome editing and molecular biology
  • Richard Sharpe, 1/1/2015 – present, Photosynthetic and physiological gene expression
  • Tyson Koepke, 12/1/2012 – 2013, Sweet cherry genomics
  • Derick Jiwan, 2011-2012, FasTrack Breeding approaches in apple and sweet cherry.
  • Kahraman Gurcan, 02/16/2009 – 01/30/2010, Fruit genomics
  • Valerie Collins, 04/01/2009 – 06/30/2010, Photosynthesis in bioenergy feedstocks and regulation of ATP synthase and cyclic electron flow. (Co-advised with Dr. David Kramer)
  • Guy Levesque, 01/01/2008 – 03/31/2008, Establishing gene trait relationships in pear using transcriptomics approaches.