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Peg Redinbaugh

Research Leader

Research Plant Molecular Geneticist

Adjunct Associate Professor

Education

·          Ph.D. Biochemistry, State University of New York 

·          M.S. Biochemistry, State University of New York

·          B.S. Biology, University of Albany-SUNY

 

Research Goals

I’m interested in identifying and elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic and biological bases of virus resistance and tolerance in maize and soybeans.  Our current lab objectives include: identifying and characterizing viruses that infect corn and soybean; investigating the effects of genetic factors and light on virus resistance; identification of virus resistance genes; developing corn viruses as gene vectors; and, characterizing virus movement in insect resistant soybeans.

Rouf Mian

Research Molecular Geneticist

Education

·         Ph.D. Major: Plant Physiology; Minor: Molecular Genetics and Statistics University of Illinois at Urbana

·         Post Grad Diploma, Seed Technology, Massey University, New Zealand

·         M.S., Crop Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Research Goals

Conduct research to enhance soybean germplasm for resistance to diseases, insects, and other desirable traits.

 

Lucy R. Stewart

Research Molecular Biologist

Education

·         Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of California-Davis

·         B.S.   Plant Genetics and Breeding, Brigham Young University

Research Goals

I am interested in plant virus molecular biology and the interactions between viruses and their plant hosts and insect vectors.  Current objectives include functional characterization of maize virus genomes and identifying insect transmission determinants.

Mark Jones

Biological Science Lab Technician

Education

·         MS Ohio State University  

·         BS University of New Hampshire

Research Goals

Understanding genetic and biochemical mechanisms of resistance gene identification and mapping germplasm development

Jane Todd

Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)

Education

·         MS Entomology, Ohio State University

·         BS Entomology, University of Illinois

Research Goals

Characterizing the biological relationships between plant viruses, their insect vectors and plant hosts.

 

 

Tim Mendiola

Biological Science Technician

Education

·         BS Agronomy, Ohio State University

Research Goals

Contribute to the advancement of plant science knowledge

 

 

Christopher Nacci

Biological Science Technician

Education

·         BS Zoology, Ohio State University

Research Goals

To assist in researching plant viruses via vascular puncture inoculation and molecular techniques.

Kristen Willie

Biological Science Lab Technician

Education

·         BS Biology, Indiana University

 

Keith Freewalt

Biological Science Technician

Education

·         BS Microbiology, Ohio University

Research Goals

To assist in achieving research goals within the soybean breeding and genetics research team.


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