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Meet the lab team. Here you'll find information about our team members.
Current Team
Dr. Bruce Downie
Principal Investigator
(August 1998 to present)
Izabel Costa Silva Neta 
Ph.D. Candidate
(January 2015 to present)
 
Dr. Lynnette M.A. Dirk 
Research Analyst
(May 2013 to present)
Fabiola Krüger 
Ph.D. Candidate (August (2015 to present)
Associate Prof. Sunny Zhou
Research Analysts 
J. Willis Corum III, (Will Corum, 2000 to 2003), University of Kentucky employee 
David Martin (2003 to 2008) Kim R. Schäfermeyer (2008 to 2013) 
Deqing Zhang (1998 to 2000)
Post-doctoral Scholars 
Dr. Tingsu Chen (January 2006—2007) 
Dr. Rekha Kushwaha (June 2010—July 2011) 
Dr. Santosh Kumar (January 2010—December 2011) 
Dr. Susmita Maitra-Majee (July 2006 in training 200x—2006) 
Dr. Manoj Majee (September 2004—2006) Currently, Staff Scientist IV, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India 
Dr. Nihar R. Nayak (April 2008—December 2010) currently Senior Scientist at the Regional Plant Resource Centre in Bhubaneswar,                           Odisha, India. 
Dr. Bruno Guilherme Torres Licursi Vieira (January 2014) 
Dr. Tianyong Zhao (April 2000—October 2001)

  
Visiting Scientists 
Prof. Rup Kumar Kar, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India 

Associate Prof. Pratap Kumar Pati
(August 2011—August 2012) Fulbright Scholar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India  
 
Dr. David Still, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California, USA
 
Post-doctoral Scholars 
Dr. Tingsu Chen (January 2006—2007) 
Dr. Rekha Kushwaha (June 2010—July 2011) 
Dr. Santosh Kumar (January 2010—December 2011) 
Dr. Susmita Maitra-Majee (July 2006 in training 200x—2006) 
Dr. Manoj Majee (September 2004—2006) Currently, Staff Scientist IV, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India 
Dr. Nihar R. Nayak (April 2008—December 2010) currently Senior Scientist at the Regional Plant Resource Centre in Bhubaneswar,                           Odisha, India. 
Dr. Bruno Guilherme Torres Licursi Vieira (January 2014) 
Dr. Tianyong Zhao (April 2000—October 2001)
  
Ph. D. Scholars 
Ms. Gulvadee Chaiyaprasithi (September 1998, now deceased) 
Jianchang Gao (July 2007—April 2008) 
Ms. Juliana Faria Dos Santos (May 2014—July 2014, November, 2014, expected Ph.D. 2015) 
Dr. Gunching Siriwitayawan (2002) 
Dr. Qilong Xu (December 2000—2004) 
  
Agricultural Biotechnology Undergraduate Researchers 
Marisa Belcastro (2003), now a physician 
Tracy Bonilla (2005), now a genetic consultant 
Cristiane Carvalho Pereira (September—December 2014) 
Brent Goodwin (January 2006)  
Taylor D. Lloyd, (January 2010—2011) (Chellgren Student Fellowship 2011, University of Kentucky Summer Research and Creativity Grant 2011, National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellowship Summer 2010, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) NASA Astronaut Scholarship 2011, and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 2011), now a teacher 
Louai Salaita (2004], now a dentist
Zachary Sumpter (2007) 
Krista N. Whalen (November 2005—April 2006), now a dentist 

Alumni
High School Student Reseachers 
Alyssa Eliopoulos [December 2007 - April 2009] Kentucky Young Researchers Program (KYRP) 
  
Research Analysts 
J. Willis Corum III, (Will Corum, 2000 to 2003), University of Kentucky employee 
David Martin (2003 to 2008) Kim R. Schäfermeyer (2008 to 2013) 
Deqing Zhang (1998 to 2000)

Intern Undergraduate Reseachers 
Leandro Reis, Federal University of Lavras, UFLA (May 2015 to July 2015).

COLLABORATORS
Prof. Tianyong Zhao

Henk Hilhorst
Prof. Arthur G. Hunt

Frank Gubler
Derek Bewley and Jose Barrero
Sudip Chattapadhyay
Prof. Steven Clarke
Associate Prof. Sharyn Perry
Prof. Maria Laene M. de Carvalho
Prof. Roberval D. Vieria
RESEARCH ANALYSTS
Deqing Zhang
David Martin
Lynnette M. A. Dirk
Will Corum
Kim Schafermeyer
POST DOCS
Tianyong Zhao
Susmita Maitra Majee
Manoj Majee
Tingsu Chen
Nihar R. Nayak
Santosh Kumar
Rekha Kushwaha
STUDENTS
Fabiola de Oliveira Kruger
Juliana Faria Dos Santos
Franciso Elder Carlos Bezzera Pereira
Gunching Siriwitayawan
Izabel Cost Silva Neta
Undergraduate Students
Louai Salaita
Brent Goodwin
Christane Pereira
Krista Whalen Nall
Leandro Vilela Reis
Hight School Students
Marissa Belcastro
Taylor D. Lloyd
Tracy Bonilla
Caleb Mensah
VOLUNTEERS
The Experienced Experimenting in Natural Sciences (TEENS)

 


 


 
Gene Smarte
Building specific-wavelength
chambers using LEDs
(July 2014 to present)
Barbara Willard 
Learning to genotype
(October 2014 to present)
VISITING SCIENTISTS
Bruno Vieera
Associate Prof. Pratap Kumar Pati
(August 2011—August 2012) Fulbright Scholar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Prof. Rup Kumar Kar, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India
Dr. David Still, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California, USA
Sandra Helena Uneda Trevisoli
Nasheeman Ashraf
OUTREACH
SEED BIOLOGISTS
MENTORS
Mentors
Benjamin Shin-Phin Wang
J. Derek Bewley
Kent Bradford