OUR TEAM

Innovators in multidisciplinary crop research
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Lee Hickey, Associate Professor

LABORATORY LEADERLee Hickey, Associate Professor

Innovation in plant breeding
Dr Samir Alahmad

POSTDOCDr Samir Alahmad

Improving root systems of durum wheat
Yichen Kang

PhD STUDENTYichen Kang

Identifying traits to increase durum yield
Yasmine Lam

PhD STUDENTYasmine Lam

Genome editing branching genes in sorghum and barley
Asad Amin

PhD STUDENTAsad Amin

Adapting bread wheat to drought
Shanice Van Haeften

PhD STUDENTShanice Van Haeften

Increasing the productivity of mungbean
Sana Khan

PhD STUDENTSana Khan

Developing efficient genome editing systems for barley
Dipika Roy

PhD STUDENTDipika Roy

Improving spot blotch resistance in barley
Oluwaseun Akinlade

PhD STUDENTOluwaseun Akinlade

Investigating genomic selection strategies in chickpea
Charlotte Rambla

PhD STUDENTCharlotte Rambla

Modifying root systems of elite wheat varieties
Brendan Fu

PhD STUDENTBrendan Fu

Developing new breeding tools for banana
Dilani Gamaralalage

PhD STUDENTDilani Gamaralalage

Mining new sources of disease resistance from gene banks
Sarah Van Der Meer

PhD STUDENTSarah Van Der Meer

Investigating the relationship between root and shoot development
Zac Aldiss

PhD STUDENTZac Aldiss

Engineering barley roots
Judith Eglitis

PhD STUDENTJudith Eglitis

Harnessing epigenomics for crop improvement
Nora Derbal

PhD STUDENTNora Derbal

Assisting the research program
Caitlin Dudley

PhD STUDENTCaitlin Dudley

Understanding flowering behavior of mungbean
Maggie Zhang

PhD STUDENTMaggie Zhang

Understanding the genetics of root traits in barley