Team

Jesse Poland

Jesse Poland

Jesse is an Associate Professor and serves as Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics and Associate Director of the WGRC.

4702 Throckmorton

Hannah Shult

Hannah Shult

As an Assistant Scientist, Hannah's research interest is in studying the diversity of organisms through genetic information.


shult2@ksu.edu
Liangliang Gao

Liangliang Gao

Liang's main research goal is to lead computational approaches to utilize next generation sequencing data for genomics-assisted breeding in wheat.



Megan Calvert

Megan Calvert

Megan focuses on building multivariate genomic selection models for the Kansas State winter wheat breeding program.



Trevor Rife

Trevor Rife

Trevor is leading development of phenoApps, a series of user-friendly mobile applications to enable breeding and research programs to rapidly collect and manage phenotypic data.


trife@ksu.edu
Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh

Daljit is developing UAV based high-throughput phenotyping tools and genomic prediction models for South Asia.



Xu Wang

Xu Wang

Kevin builds data/image acquisition platforms for field-based high-throughput phenotyping, assembles phenotypic data/image processing pipelines, and develops algorithms.



Sandesh Shrestha

Sandesh Shrestha

Sandesh’s research at the lab focuses on utilizing genomic selection in order to improve end-use quality in wheat.



Shuangye Wu

Shuangye Wu

Shuangye's responsibilities include managing the genotyping lab, preparing genotyping samples, and providing genotyping training to visitors.



Paula Silva

Paula Silva

Paula's interest relates to wheat breeding for resistance to diseases and abiotic factors using conventional breeding approaches.



Jared Crain

Jared Crain

Jared works as a research associate where he is evaluating how genomic selection and association mapping can be used to enhance the IWG breeding cycle.



Emily Delorean

Emily Delorean

Emily works on genomic selection models for end-use quality in the CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) wheat breeding program.



Josiah Altschuler

Josiah Altschuler

Josiah is responsible for developing and managing project databases for complex high-throughput phenotypic data, large genomic datasets, field data and germplasm resources.


altschuler@ksu.edu
Byron Evers

Byron Evers

Byron is responsible for managing all field trials and greenhouse activities. His responsibilities include planting, harvesting, and taking phenotypic notes.


bevers@ksu.edu
Bo Winters

Bo Winters

Bo is responsible for managing activities at the lab including facilitating meetings, managing website content and design, and developing communication materials.



Haley Ahlers

Haley Ahlers

Haley's responsibilities include developing a communication strategy, coordinating and facilitating meetings, organizing program events and overall general project management.


jahlers@ksu.edu

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