Lab Members

Principal Investigator

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Katrien M. Devos
Phone: 706-542-0925
E-mail: kdevos@uga.edu

Professor
Institute of Plant breeding, Genetics and Genomics (Department of Crop and Soil Sciences)
Department of Plant Biology

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Genetics
Institute of Bioinformatics

 

Post-doctoral Research Associates

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Peng Qi

Phone: 706-542-4066 (Lab) or 706-542-9294 (Office)

E-mail: pengqi@uga.edu

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Thomas Pendergast

Phone: 706-542-4066 (Lab) or 706-542-XXXX (Office)

E-mail: thpiv@uga.edu

 

Graduate Students

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John Spiekerman (PhD - Dept. of Plant Biology)

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: jspieker@uga.edu

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Alex Johnson (PhD - Dept. of Plant Biology)

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: acjohn84@uga.edu

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Debkanta Chakraborty (PhD - Institute of Bioinformatics)

Phone: 706-542-0911

E-mail: Debkanta@uga.edu

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Thomas Gottilla (MS - Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics)

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: gottilla@uga.edu

 

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Soyeon Choi (PhD - Department of Genetics)

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: Soyeon.Choi@uga.edu

 

Visiting Scholars

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Bochra A. Bahri - Visiting Professor - National Agronomical Institute of Tunis, Tunisia

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: bbahri@uga.edu

 

Lab Manager

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Trudi Thomas

Phone: 706-542-4066

E-mail: tthomas@uga.edu

 

 

Former Lab Members

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Liliam Martinez Bello
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2015 - 2017
Current Position:
Post-doc @ University of Florida

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Hui Wang
Visiting Graduate Student 
Visiting from Nanjing Agricultural University, China
12/2016 - 12/2017
 

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Fabio Palumbo
Graduate Student
Visiting from Univ. of Padua, Italy
11/2016 - 05/2017

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Ignacio Ramirez
Beachell-Borlaug Graduate Student
Visiting from INTA, Argentina
02/2015 - 07/2015
02/2016 - 07/2016

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Douglas Eudy
PhD Student
2009 - 2016
Current Position:
Discovery Breeder @ Monsanto

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Rajiv Parvathaneni
PhD Student
2009 - 2015
Current Position:
Post-doc @ Danforth Center

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Sandra Odonkor
MSc Student
2012 - 2015
Current Position:
 

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Guillaume Daverdin
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2011 - 2014
Current Position:
Molecular Breeder @ Vinson Edward Ltd, UK

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Davis Gimode
Graduate Student
Visiting from ICRISAT, Nairobi, Kenya
03/2014 - 05/2014

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Dipnarayan Saha
Fulbright Fellow
Visiting from NBPGR (ICAR), India
08/2013 - 04/2014

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Dagnachew Lule
Graduate Student
Visiting from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
02/2013 - 10/2013

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Stephan Schröder
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2011 - 2013
Current Position:
Post-doc @ North Dakota State University

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Annabelle Grimm
Graduate Student
Visiting from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
07/2012 -12/2012

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Xuewen Wang
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2008 - 2012
Current Position: 
Research Scientist @ Kunming Institute of Botany, China

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Xiaomei Wu
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2009 - 2011
Current Position: 
Assistant Professor @ Hangzhou Normal University, China

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Limin Wu
Research Technician
2008 - 2011
Current Position: 
Instructor @ Hangzhou Normal University, China

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Xiangyang Xu
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2006 - 2010
Current Position: 
Research Geneticist @ USDA-ARS Stillwater, OK

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Alicia Massa
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2007 - 2009
Current Position: 
Research Geneticist @ USDA-ARS Dawson, GA

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Ignatius Angarawai
Breeder
Visiting from Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguru, Nigeria
11/2008 - 10/2009

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Nethra N.
Kirkhouse Trust Fellow
Visiting from Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
01/2005 - 06/2006

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Vinod Jakkula
MSc Student
08/2005- 12/2008
 Current position:
Researcher @ Monsanto

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Sam Ajanga
Breeder
Visiting from KARI, Kakamega, Kenya
04/2006 - 11/2006

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Matthews Dida
Breeder
Visiting from Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya
01/2005 - 06/2006

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Srinivaschary
Graduate Student
Visiting from John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
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