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Dr. Sindhuja Sankaran Phenomics Lab


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Edwin Polanco

Guadalupe Iniguez

Steven Binder

Aengus Kennedy

Kevin Hernandez-Ramos

Elijah Persson-Gordon

Will Bieker





I am a junior at the University of Massachusetts Boston studying IT and will be working on image analysis at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center located in Wenatchee. I have a dog named Mocha and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Mentor: Dr. Kate Evans, Project Title: Automated image processing of pear rootstock seedling vigor using PlantCV.




My name is Guadalupe Iniguez, I will be a senior in the fall of 2022 at Heritage University, located in Toppenish Washington. My major is biology with a focus in Biomedical Science. Some of my hobbies include watching anime, playing soccer, going to the gym, and playing volleyball. Mentor: Michael Pumphrey. Project Title: Genome-wide association studies used to find correlations between phenotyping traits of wheat plants.




Steven is an Electrical Engineering student currently studying at the University of Georgia. Outside of his interests in research, Steven enjoys cycling, baking, hiking, and foraging. Mentor: Dr. Subhanshu Gupta, Project Title: VISORS: XLINX satellite communication system.





I am originally from Moscow, Idaho, and I just finished my freshman year at Tufts University in Boston studying mechanical engineering and applied math. I’m working with Dr. Rebecca McGee on yield evaluation and stress tolerance in peas, lentils, and chickpeas. Project Title: Developing phenomics and genomics tools for pea breeding.




Kevin Hernandez-Ramos is currently attending Wenatchee Valley College. As part of the MESA program, he will transfer to the University of Washington this upcoming fall to major in electrical engineering. Mentor: Sindhuja Sankaran. Project Title: Role of image orthorectification on crop vegetation indices.





Elijah is a plant biology major at Michigan State who enjoys dancing, learning, and talking. He is very smiley. Mentor: Arron Carter. Project Topic: Analyzing drone images to estimate if wheat is injured from herbicides.





Hello, my name is Will Bieker. I will be a senior this fall at Western Washington University, where I am studying ecology, evolution, and organismal biology. I will be working with Lisa DeVetter on raspberry color analysis. Some of my favorite things to do are foraging for mushrooms, backpacking with my dogs, and sailing. Project Topic: Quantifying raspberry color using image analysis.