Project Personnel – Current

Cucurbit Breeding

Here you will find the list of project personnel, and links to home pages for the technicians, visiting scientists, graduate students, and others(for those who have developed a web page).

For those of you interested in the history of those who have worked here, see the complete list of project personnel.

For graduate students, see graduate students at work in cucurbit breeding.

New personnel, see getting established.

If you are interested in working on the cucurbit breeding project, see job opportunities.

Project Leader

Technicians

  • Wei-Wen Guo, Laboratory technician
  • Emily Silverman, Research specialist

Graduate Students (see photographs of grad. students at work)

  • Lauren Arteman (U.S.A.), RA – Optimum production systems for parthenocarpic pickling cucumber, MS 2016: Currently graduate assistant at North Carolina State Univ.
  • Brandon Huber (U.S.A.), RA – Optimization of breeding systems for stevia, MS 2017: Currently graduate assistant at North Carolina State Univ.
  • Jordan Hartman (U.S.A.), RA – Downy mildew and anthracnose resistance in cucumber and watermelon, MS 2017: Currently graduate assistant at North Carolina State Univ.
  • James Daley (U.S.A.), RA – Screening for resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in the watermelon germplasm collection, PhD 2017: Currently graduate assistant at North Carolina State Univ.
  • Takshay Patel (India), RA – Screening for resistance to anthracnose in the watermelon germplasm collection, PhD 2017: Currently graduate assistant at North Carolina State Univ.

Visiting Scientists / Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Luis Rivera (Purdue University) Research Associate, Disease resistance in watermelon and cucumber, 2016

Project Assistants

  • Abel Walker, Lab assistant
  • Briya Thomas, Greenhouse assistant
  • Stephanie Maggio, Greenhouse assistant
  • Zion Creech, Greenhouse assistant
  • Phillip Tasilly, Greenhouse assistant
  • Andre Turican, Greenhouse assistant
  • Desteen Plaza, Greenhouse assistant
  • Sandie Wash, Accounting assistant