|Plant scientists at the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation
Dr. Christina Walters is Lead Scientist of the plant group and oversees the seed quality program. Her personal research optimizes seed storage conditions to maximize shelf-life and seeks to detect early signs of seed aging non-invasively. She specializes in the storage physiology of trees and wild species.
Dr. Stephanie Greene is the Seed Curator, responsible for storing the NPGS base seed collection, Non-NPGS seed collections and microbe collections.
Dr. Gayle Volk develops and implements improved management techniques for vegetatively propagated genebank collections. She is also co-coordinator of a project creating training materials for plant genetic resources conservation and use.
Dr. Maria Jenderek is a plant physiologist responsible for applied cryopreservation of vegetatively propagated genetic resources, improvement of cryopreservation procedures, and maintenance of clonal Plant Variety Protection (PVP) samples.
Dr. Chris Richards is a population geneticist applying genomic data to collection management. His work develops procedures to track accession identity, ensure accession integrity and identify useful agronomic diversity.