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Dilkes Lab Members

Dr. Charles Addo-Quaye Post-Doctoral Researcher, Sorghum genomics, sequence based bioinformatics and applications to crop genetics and improvement.
Norman Best Ph. D. Student, Hormone interaction in maize. Co-Advised by Guri Johal.
Dr. Elizabeth Buescher Post-Doctoral Researcher, Maize quantitative genetics and DNA sequencing applications to crop genetics, the genetics of the interploidy barrier in maize.
Brian Dilkes Assistant to the chief, head revisionist, and frugalist.
Tena Graham Lead Pragmatist, plant genius and molecular biologist.
Robert McEwan Ph. D. Student, Analysis of sequence variant variance and generalization of pedigree enabled NGS.
Dr. (!) Macarena Silva Guzman Post-Doctoral Researcher, mechanism of metal toxicity and adaptation in plants.
James Johnson Undergraduate, practitioner of patience, wet towel handling, sorghum and maize mutant screening and genetics.



Lab Alumni

Ben Daugherty Undergraduate Researcher, You can do that better cheaper faster. Automated phenotyping of seeds and boredom reduction. Currently in the food industry!
Brett Lahner Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics of plant adaptation to soils.
Amanda Studor Someday-will-be-an-undergraduate-student, Maize seed handling and lethality thereof, the genetics of the interploidy barrier in maize. Currently an undergraduate student at Purdue!
Elisabeth Svedin M.S. Graduate, genetic mechanisms of post-zygotic isolation and the evolution of polyploidy in Arabidopsis.
Heidi Blubaugh Undergraduate Student, Utility of seed failure as a sensitive reporter of epigenetic state in plants. Currently working in the seed industry.
Billy Boone Undergraduate, Genetics of lethality supression in Arabidopsis hybrids.
Ji Nyeong Cheon Visiting Ph. D. Student from Seoul National University, Evolution of phytohormone metabolism across 600 million years of diversification.
Dr. Vijay Chaikam Post-Doctoral Researcher, Maize ploidy manipulation, doubled haploid breeding technology improvement and mechanism.
Currently an Associate Scientist working on doubled haploid technology at the Global Maize Program at CIMMYT, Texcoco, Mexico. Way to go Vijay!
Norman Best Undergraduate Student, maternal effect mutations in maize. Currently a doctoral student in the lab!
Currently Ph. D. Student at Purdue University.
John Foster Undergraduate Student, Mapping of interploidy QTL effects in maize.
Currently Undergraduate Student at Purdue University....but could be shipped overseas any day now.
Samuel T. Smith Undergraduate Student, Genetics of seed failure in maize. Currently living the dream of becoming a Veterinarian!

  • Paul 21:17, 20 June 2011 (EDT):
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