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Personnel

The lab uses modern molecular techniques to map, validate and characterize genes involved in the interaction between barley and globally important pathogens that cause diseases such as stem rust, net form net blotch and spot form net blotch. View our publications.

Current Members

  • Bob Brueggeman (Associate Professor, Robert A. Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Research and Education)
  • Max Wood (Aug 2019 – Present, Program Manager)
  • Karl Effertz (Aug 2017 – Present, PhD Student in Molecular Plant Sciences)
  • Arjun Upadhaya (Aug 2018 – Present, PhD Student in Crop and Soil Science)
  • Matthew Brooke (Jan 2020 – Present, PhD Student in Crop and Soil Science)
  • Charli Faris (Nov 2021 – Present, PhD Student in Molecular Plant Sciences)
  • Hannah Peha (Aug 2021 – Present, Undergraduate Student in Integrated Plant Sciences)
  • Madeline Del Castillo (Aug 2021 – Present, Undergraduate Student in Integrated Plant Sciences)

Previous Members

Staff

  • Sudha Upadhaya (Aug 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • Pat Gross (Aug 2010 – Aug 2019)
  • Tom Gross (Aug 2010 – Aug 2019)

Postdocs

  • Shaun Clare (May – Jun 2022, Research Geneticist at USDA)
  • Gazala Ameen (Jul 2019 – Aug 2021, Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University)
  • Shyam Solanki (Dec 2018 – Apr 2021, Research Associate at South Dakota State University)
  • Roshan Sharma Poudel (May 2018 – Mar 2019, Breeding Genomics Scientist at Syngenta)

Graduate Students

  • Shaun Clare (PhD May 2022, Research Geneticist at USDA)
  • Cassidy Shamseldin (Rotation Student 2020, PhD Student at Washington State University)
  • Wail Alsolami (PhD Jul 2020, Assistant Professor at Jazan University)
  • Abdullah Al-Hashel (PhD Aug 2019, PhD student at North Dakota State University)
  • Gazala Ameen (PhD Jul 2019, Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University)
  • Azita Zarasvand (MSc Jul 2019, Research Assistant at University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Roshan Sharma Poudel (PhD Apr 2018, Breeding Genomics Scientist at Syngenta)
  • Shyam Solanki (PhD Dec 2017, Research Associate at South Dakota State University)
  • Prabin Tamang (PhD Nov 2017, Research Geneticist at USDA)
  • Jonathan Richards (PhD Nov 2016, Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University)
  • Kasia Duellman (PhD Sep 2015, Assistant Professor at University of Idaho)
  • Xue Wang (MSc Apr 2015)
  • Lauren Sager-Bittara (MSc Mar 2015)
  • Deepika Arora (MSc Jun 2014, PhD student at North Dakota State University)

Undergraduate Students

  • Sarah Harkins (Spring 2020)
  • Eva Magnuson (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)

Last updated Nov 2021