People

Principal Investigator

Peter Morrell

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Peter Morrell is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Li Lei

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Li is interested in barley sequence diversity and genomics.

Graduate Students

Chaochih Liu

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Chaochih is a graduate student and has been investigating genomic structural variations that contribute to locally adaptive processes in barley. She is interested in evolutionary genetics and plant evolution.

Undergraduates

Abby Proulx

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Abby is an undergraduate majoring in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management.

Brian Shaw

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Brian is an undergraduate student studying Genetics, Cellular Biology, and Development (GCD).

Corey Carter

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Corey is an undergraduate for computer science. He is currently a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator for the MN Army National Guard and a former train conductor for Union Pacific.

Emily Vonderharr

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Emily is an undergraduate student studying Strategic Communication and French.

Erica Sun

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Erica is an undergraduate student studying genetics and animal science.

Malik Samuel

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Malik is an undergraduate student who hopes to study mechanical engineering.

Skylar Wyant

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Skylar is interested in bioinformatics and using computational tools to automate sequence processing.

Former Lab Members

Amber Eule-Nashoba, 2011

Rotation student


Ana Maria Poets [Gonzales], 2010 — 2015 , Website | Google Scholar | Github | LinkedIn

PhD Applied Plant Sciences 2015. Currently an agroinformatic analyst at the International Agroinformatics Alliance.


Ashley Rozmarin, 2012 — 2015
Undergraduate student

Beau Miller, 2011 — 2012
Undergraduate student

Benjamin Weil, 2014 — 2015
Undergraduate student

Colin Pierce, 2015 — 2017 , Github

Graduate student in the Dean Lab.


Connor Depies, 2016 — 2018 , Github
Undergraduate student

Diego Coelho, 2010
Undergraduate student

Erin Treiber, 2011

Rotation student


Felipe Reyes Gaibor, 2015 — 2016 , Github
Undergraduate student

Kelly Tweito, 2013
Undergraduate student

Kevin Volz, 2010
Undergraduate student

Kiran Seth, 2009 — 2015

Former research associate. Soybean environmental association and SNP annotation.


Margie Stringfield, 2013
Undergraduate student

Paul Hoffman, 2014 — 2017 , Google Scholar | Github | LinkedIn | Twitter

Paul is the bioinformatics specialist. He is interested in population structure, plant pathology and immunology, and computational biology.


Richard Trantow, 2015 — 2017
Undergraduate student

Tom Kono, 2011 — 2016 , Website | Google Scholar | Github | LinkedIn

PhD Applied Plant Sciences 2016; currently a Research Informatics Solutions Analyst at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Tom is interested in soybean genomics, wild barley SNP diversity, and SNP annotation.


Zhou Fang, 2009 — 2013 , Website | Google Scholar | LinkedIn

PhD Plant Biological Sciences 2013. Currently a data scientist at Syngenta, Raleigh-Durham, NC. Formerly a postdoctoral scholar with Jim Holland at North Carolina State University.


Honorary Lab Members

Justin Anderson

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Justin is interested in soybean genomics. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Mikey Kantar

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Mikey is interested in sunflower genomics. Currently an assistant professor at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Current Collaborators

Brian J. Steffenson

University of Minnesota


Gary J. Muehlbauer

University of Minnesota


Kevin P. Smith

University of Minnesota


Michael T. Clegg

University of California at Irvine


Robert M. Stupar

University of Minnesota


Scott Jackson

University of Georgia


Wayne Parrott

University of Georgia


Past Collaborators

Brandon S. Gaut

University of California at Irvine


Concepcion M. Diez

Universidad de Córdoba


James E. Kurle

University of Minnesota


James R. Mickelson

University of Minnesota


James H. Orf

University of Minnesota


Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

University of California at Davis


Molly E. McCue

University of Minnesota


Nevin D. Young

University of Minnesota


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