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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Tae-Hwan Jun

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

Education

 

·         PhD, Plant breeding and genetics, Seoul National University

·         MS, Plant breeding and genetics, Seoul National University

·         BS, Crop science, Seoul National University

 

 Research Goals

The objectives of current research are development of genetic markers specific to soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) and identification of aphid resistance genes in soybean.

Valdir Correa

PhD Student

Education

·         PhD Student, Horticulture and Crop Science, OSU

·         MS Plant Pathology,  University of Brasilia, Brazil

·         BS Agronomy, Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Research Goals

My research focuses on the interactions of plant pathogens with their insect vectors.

 

Fiorella Cisneros

MS student

Education

 

·         MS student in Plant Pathology, Dept. of Plant Pathology, OSU

·         BS in Biological Sciences, San Marcos Major National University in Lima, Peru

 

 

Research Goals

 

Understanding of virus-host interactions at the molecular level and to develop biological tools based on viral genomes.

 Sungwoo Lee

Graduate Research Associate

Education

·         PhD student, Molecular breeding and genetics, The Ohio State University

·         MS, Molecular breeding and genetics, Seoul National University

·         BS, Plant science, Seoul National University

 

Research Goals

Find new quantitative trait loci associated with partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean

Visitors


Summer 2009
 
David Lee, Wheaton College
ORIP Intern
David worked to sequence the resistance-breaking isolates of RYMV and compare their sequences to those of other isolates. He also worked to sequence MDMV-It and compare its sequence with those of non-resistance-breaking isolates from Ohio. Eventually, the results of these projects will lead to greater understanding of how changes in the genomes of these viruses allow them to break through established resistances.
 
 
Aimee Thompson, Hiram College
ORIP Intern
Aimee worked with graduate student Valdir Correa to characterize Stolbur phytoplasma genetic variability and phytoplasma-host interactions.  She also worked on a method to co-culture phytoplasmas in vitro using Drosophila S2 cells.
 
 
Geoff Harper, Case Western University
ORIP Intern
Geoff worked with the soybean aphid(Aphis glycines) and transmission of three soybean viruses.
 
Summer 2008
 
Cameron R. T. Exnor, Carnegie Mellon
ORIP Intern
Cameron worked on the characterization of the mechanism of persistence of Pantoea stewartii in its insect vector.
 
October 2007

Kevin Pixley
Associate Director of CIMMYT
Kevin came to work with Agronomist Mark Jones to learn how to use SSR Markers to identify maize virus resistance loci.
 
Anna Nikolic
Norman Borlaug Scholar
Anna also came to work with Agronomist Mark Jones to learn how to use SSR Markers to identify maize virus resistance loci.


Last Modified: 6/11/2013
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