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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Corn and Soybean Virus Lab Personnel
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Corn and Soybean Virus Lab Personnel
Peg Redinbaugh Peg Redinbaugh
Research Molecular Geneticist
Research Leader,
Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit
Adjunct Associate Professor, Ohio State University

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
My primary research interests are identify and elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic and biological bases of virus resistance and tolerance in maize. Current approaches include projects to: 1) identify and characterize emerging and re-emerging insect transmitted diseases of maize; 2) characterize resistance to multiple viruses in maize inbred lines; 3) develop genetic and genomic information on insect vectors of maize and soybean viruses; and, 4) understand virus factors required for disease, transmission, and interactions with crops, and to develop new virus-based research tools for studying genefunction in cereals. I'm also involved with research projects to characterize genetic factors associated with quality traits in soft wheat.

Lucy Stewart

Lucy R. Stewart
Research Molecular Biologist

Education
B.S. Brigham Young University
Ph.D. University of California-Davis

Research Interests
My work focuses on identification, management, and molecular biology of maize viruses.  Current objectives include identifying viruses present in field crops, understanding transmission and virus gene function for waikaviruses, and improving virus-induced gene silencing vectors for maize.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones
Agronomist

Education
B.S. University of New Hampshire
M.S. Ohio State University

Research Interests
I am the agronomist in the Corn Virus unit and am responsible for developing germplasm and genetic stocks for use in experiments to understand the genetic and biochemical mechanisms of virus resistance in maize.

Jane Todd

Jane Todd
Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)

Education
B.S. Entomology, University of Illinois
M.S. Entomology, Ohio State University

Research Interests
Vector biology: interactions between plant viruses and their vectors
Insect feeding behavior (EPG)
Host plant resistance to soybean pests

Kristen Willie

Kristen Willie
Biological Science Lab Technician

Education
B.S. Biology, Indiana University


Bryan Cassone

Bryan Cassone
Postdoctoral Researcher

Education and/or Current Affiliation:
Ph.D. , Notre Dame University
Postdoctoral Researcher, USDA-ARS

Objective of Visit:
Insect-virus interactions. Specifically exploring molecular mechanisms of vector competence and specificity.

Rafael Diniz

Rafael Parreira Diniz
Visiting Scientist

Education and/or Current Affiliation:
Ph.D. Student, Lavras Federal University - Brazil
Visiting Scholar - USDA/OARDC

Objective of Visit:
1. Evaluate responses of hybrid lines to virus infection
2. Fine mapping of ScmI in the Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population

Edivaldo Ferreira

Edivaldo Jose Ferreira Junior
Visiting Scientist

Education and/or Current Affiliation:
Ph.D. Student, Lavras Federal University - Brazil
Visiting Scholar - USDA/OARDC

Objective of Visit:
Development of molecular markers for virus resistance in maize

Sridhar Jarugula

Sridhar Jarugula
Postdoctoral Researcher

Education and/or Current Affiliation:
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Washington State University
Postdoctoral Researcher, OSU CAPS

Objective of Visit:
To improve monocot virus vectors for their effective delivery and further utilization in functional genomic studies.

Katia Morales  Katia Morales
 

Godshen Pallipprambil
Visiting Scientist

Current Affiliation:
Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois

Objective of Visit:
Electrical monitoring of insect feeding training

 

Anne Wangai
Visiting Scientist

Current Affiliation:
Kenya Agricultural  Research Institute, National Agricultural Laboratories, Plant Pathology Division

Objective of Visit:
Virus inoculation and virus diagnostic training

Jose Luis Zambrano  Jose Luis Zambrano

Last Modified: 11/15/2013
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