ISU Plant Sciences Institute

Fall 2014 Participants

Fall 2014 participants:

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Daniel Attinger, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: multiphase microfluidics, with
applications ranging from forensics to phase change
heat transfer. Study and optimization of transport phenomena
in crops.

 

Philip Becraft, Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology






 


William Beavis, Professor
Agronomy

 


Madan Bhattacharyya, Professor
Agronomy


 

Ludovico Cademartiri, Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

 
 


Abhijit Chandra, Professor
Mechanical Engineering

 


Jennifer Chang, Research Assistant
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

Research interests: designing/working with software useful
to experimental design and analysis and working with CUDA
and 3D modeling 




 


Hui-Hsien Chou, Associate Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

Research interests: I am a trained computer scientist, but also run a molecular biology lab to validate my software predictions. I have always been  interested in finding efficient solutions for complex computational problems like those in modern phenomics.


 

 
Julie Dickerson, Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering  

 

 
Drena Dobbs, Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

 

 
Liang Dong, Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

 


 
Jode Edwards, Assistant Professor/USDA Collaborator
Agronomy

 

 
Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering


   

 
Brian Gelder, Associate Scientist
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering 

 

 
Xun Gu, Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology







 

 
Larry Halverson, Associate Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Research interests: Ecology, physiology and
genetics of soil bacteria, with emphasis on water stress tolerance and biofilm biology, metabolic engineering of algae, and plant-microbe and bacteria-alga interactions.

 

 
Dermot Hayes, Professor
Economics




 
 

Ted Heindel, Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: 3D computed tomography, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, multiphase flows, transport phenomena, X-ray visualization

 


Brian Hornbuckle, Associate Professor
Agronomy

Research interests: Use of microwave remote sensing
to monitor changes in soil moisture and vegetation water
content. Modeling of the movement of water among soil,
vegetation canopy, and atmosphere.

 
 

 
Stephen Howell, Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

 

 

 

 

 
Guiping Hu, Assistant Professor
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Research interests: decision support systems,
operations research, system design and analysis,
mathematical modeling, risk analysis, economic and
environmental assessment

 

 
Robert Jernigan, Professor
Roy J. Carver Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics &
Molecular Biology

 

 

 

 
Roger Jones, Associate Scientist
Roy J. Carver Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics &
Molecular Biology
 
 

 
Talukder "Zaki" Jubery, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mechanical Engineering
 

 


Kenneth Koehler, University Professor
Statistics 

 

Nick Lauter, Assistant Professor/USDA Collaborator
Plant Pathology and Microbiology 
 

 
Carolyn Lawrence, Associate Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

 

 
Ling Li, Associate Scientist
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
 

 
Peng Liu, Associate Professor
Statistics

 
 
Lisa Lorenzen, Ph.D., Executive Director
ISURF/OIPTT

 

Thomas Lübberstedt, Professor
Agronomy


 
 
Gustavo MacIntosh, Associate Professor
Roy J. Carver Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
 
 
 
Rob Malone, Assistant Professor/USDA Collaborator
National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment

 
 
John McClelland, Associate Scientist
Mechanical Engineering
 
 

 
W. Allen Miller, Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology 

 

 
Michael Muszynski, Assistant Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

 

 
Alan Myers, Professor
Roy J. Carver Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics &
Molecular Biology 

Research interests: The Myers laboratory seeks to identify
maize genes that contribute to yield through effects on
metabolic fluxes into the starch and protein reserves that
account for most of the mass of mature kernels. Current
methods include metabolic mapping to identify critical
steps in seed metabolism, and reverse genetics to test
the roles of specific genes and the enzymes they encode in determining kernel phenotypes.

 

 
Dan Nettleton, Professor
Statistics

Research interests: statistical methods for experimental
design and data analysis








 


Ann Perera, Associate Scientist
W. M. Keck Metabolomics Research Laboratory

Research interests: combinatorial research in chemistry
and biology. Broad experience in use of analytical
instrumentation including mass spectrometry. Extensive
experience on the chemical characterization of small
molecules in the analysis of metabolism. Development of
effective extraction method to perform metabolite profiling.


 
 
Thomas Peterson, Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology Research interests: how transposable elements affect
gene expression and genome structure. How the
activity of maize Ac/Ds transposons, together with DNA recombination, repair and replication activities, can generate rearrangements such as deletions, duplications, inversion s and translocations. Developing bioinformatic approaches
to examine whether other transposon systems induce similar events, and their contributions to plant genome evolution.
 
 

Long Que, Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: MEMS/microfluidic sensors for 
biomedical sensing, plant pathogen detection and
disease diagnosis; self-powered wireless MEMS
environmental sensors for field applications; IR imaging

 
 
Hridesh Rajan, Associate Professor
Computer Science

Research interests: programming language and compilers, concurrency, data intensive computing, software design



 


 
Maria Salas Fernandez, Assistant Professor
Agronomy

 

 
Patrick Schnable, Director
Plant Sciences Institute  

 

Jeremy Sheaffer, Assistant Professor
Computer Sciences



 


Arti Singh, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Agronomy Research interests: high throughput phenotyping for disease and insect resistance in soybean 

 

 
Asheesh Singh, Assistant Professor
Agronomy










 

 
Emily Smith, Associate Professor
Chemistry

Research interests: main objectives of the Smith research
group are to measure the organization and dynamics of
cellular components, and to demonstrate Raman
spectroscopy analyses of biomass and nanomaterials.
Our work supports the use of biomass as a feedstock for
renewable fuels and commodity chemicals through rapid,
non-invasive characterization of biomass composition and
conversion.

 

 
Srikant Srinivasan, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Plant Sciences Institute






 
 
 
Lie Tang, Associate Professor
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering  

Research interests: automation and robotics for
agricultural and biological systems, automated
high-throughput phenotyping in greenhouse and
in field, machine vision systems, autonomous vehicles,
computational intelligence algorithms for data mining, optimization

 

 
Erik Vollbrecht, Associate Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
 

 
Kan Wang, Professor
Agronomy
 
 

Lizhi Wang, Associate Professor
Industrial and Mechanical Systems Engineering

 
 
Steve Whitham, Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

 
 
Marna Yandeau-Nelson, Assistant Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology


 

  
Yanhai Yin, Associate Professor
Genetics, Development & Cell Biology

 

 
Chenxu Yu, Associate Professor
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

Research interests: spectroscopic imaging to characterize
biological systems, biosensor development. We are
particularly interested in developing spectroscopic imaging techniques based on chemical spectroscopy (i.e., Raman spectroscopy) to rapidly identify changes in biological systems (i.e., embryos, plants) that correlate to plant phenomics.

 

 
Jiangming Yu, Associate Professor
Agronomy









 

Zhengyuan Zhu, Associate Professor
Statistics
 



 
 

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