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Former lab members
Dr. Andrew Doust - Professor and Head of Department
Dr. Hao Hu - postdoc, working on genetic control of abscission zone formation in Cenchrus and Sorghum, flowering time in Setaria, and transcriptomics of hydroxy fatty acid metabolism in Paysonia
Dr. Kathy Toll - postdoc, working on genetic control and photoperiod effects on flowering time in Setaria populations across North America
John Hodge - doctoral student, working on genetic control of branching in Setaria, using mapping populations, genetic mutants, and cool digital phenotyping programs that he creates
Nikee Shrestha - masters student, working on the the genetics of domestication in pearl millet (Cenchrus americanus)
Dr. Margarita Mauro-Herrera - postdoc and long-term collaborator on genetics of branching, height, and flowering time in Setaria. Now lab manager of a cancer research lab at the Oklahoma Medical research Foundation.
Dr. John Stewart - postdoc working on the Research Experience for Teachers program, especially on writing statistical explanations. Now a researcher on an HHMI-funded study into the efficacy and outcomes of undergraduate research.
Qing Li, MS - high temporal resolution digital phenotyping of Setaria viridis seedling growth. Now doing a Ph.D. at Fudan University, China.
Yisel Carrillo, MS - characterization of a mutant branching phenotype in foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Now a lab researcher in Minneapolis, MN.
Armond Swift, MS - analysis of the genetics of hydroxy fatty acid production in Paysonia auriculata (Brassicaceae). Now an assistant professor at Tulsa Community College.
Lupita Borja, MS - analysis of evolutionary and population genetic relationships within the genus Paysonia (Brassicaceae). Now a high school biology teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jake Long, MS - analysis of the relationships and affinities of Miami White Corn. Now a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual.
Michael Malahy, MS - analysis of branching patterns in the subfamily Panicoideae and in selected species within that subfamily. Now a high school biology teacher in Edmond, Oklahoma.