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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Soybean Genetics and Breeding Lab Personnel
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Soybean Genetics and Breeding 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.

Rouf Mian

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.

Ron Fioritto

Ron Fioritto
Biological Science Lab Technician

Tim Mendiola

Tim Mendiola
Biological Science Lab Technician

Education
B.S. (1974) Agronomy, The Ohio State University

Research Interests:
I manage the field equipment and provide technical assistance with all field and greenhouse projects.

Chris Nacci

Chris Nacci
Biological Science Technician

Education
B.S.  Zoology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests:
Assist in research pertaining to the improvement and enhancement of soybean germplasm.   I assist in planting studies and laboratory procedures that focus on resistance to diseases, insects, and other environmental factors; while researching germplasm with other desirable traits.

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


Last Modified: 11/15/2013
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