Personnel

Faculty 

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Dr. Martin I. Chilvers

PI, Researcher

chilvers@msu.edu
517-353-9967
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Postdocs & Graduate Students

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Josh MacCready

Postdoctoral researcher

maccrea3@msu.edu

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Austin McCoy

PhD student, Plant Pathology

 mccoyaus@msu.edu

Austin McCoy is a PhD candidate focusing on the management and detection of oomycete root rot pathogens, primarily of corn and soy. Currently Austin is working on a Phytophthora sojae pathotype (race) survey in Michigan, producing a diagnostic tool to rapidly identify Pythium species, and conducting fungicide sensitivity testing on these pathogens. He hopes this information will be used to provide better management recommendations for these pathogens.

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Viviana Ortiz

PhD student, Plant Pathology & Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

ortizviv@msu.edu

Using genomic and phenotypic approaches, Viviana is investigating population diversity and adaptation to environmental factors, fungicide use and plant host in the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina. She hopes for this knowledge to be translated into better disease management strategies and more efficient use of resources in agroecosystems.

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Emily Roggenkamp

PhD student, Genetics and Genome Sciences & Molecular Plant Sciences

roggenk4@msu.edu

 

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Jill Check

PhD student, Plant Pathology

checkjil@msu.edu

 

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Nik Nik Zainal Alam

MS student, Plant Pathology

nikzaina@msu.edu

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Ryan Hamilton

MS student, Plant Pathology

hamil486@msu.edu

 



Past Lab Members

Past Graduate Students 

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Tara Watkins

  • MS, Plant Pathology (co-supervised with Dr. Frances Trail)
  • @TaraWatkinsMSU
Mikaela Breunig

Mikaela Breunig, PhD

  • PhD, Plant Pathology
  • Current Position: Wheat pathologist at Bayer Crop Science
  • @MikaelaBreunig
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Zachary Noel, PhD

  • PhD, Plant Pathology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor at Auburn University

 

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Mitchell Roth, PhD

  • PhD, Genetics and Plant Pathology
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University
  • LinkedIn
  • @ohiomycete

 

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Kjersten Oudman, MS

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Devon Rossman, MS

 

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Megan Botti-Marino, MS

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Alejandro Rojas, PhD

  • PhD, Plant Pathology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas
  • jarojas@uark.edu
  • Github
JieWang 

Jie Wang, PhD

  • PhD, Plant Pathology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
  • Current position: Data Scientist at DOE Joint Genome Institute
  • Github

 

Past Postdoctoral Researchers / Visiting Scholars

Hao 

Hao-Xun Chang, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, January 2017 – June 2019
  • Current position: Assistant Professor at Plant Pathology and Informatics Laboratory, National Taiwan University  
  • hxchang@ntu.edu.tw
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Hyunkyu Sang, PhD

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Mamadou Fall, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, June 2015 – August 2016
  • Current position: Research Scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • mamadoulamine.fall@canada.ca 

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Patricia Santos, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, March 2013 – December 2014
  • Current position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Nevada Reno
  • pferreiradossantos@unr.edu

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Xiaofeng Zhuang, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, September 2010 – March 2013
  • Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University
  • zhuangxf@msu.edu
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Alberto Rojas-Triviño, MSc

  • MSc, Plant Pathology (Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia)
  • Visiting Ph.D. student from Colombia
  • rojastri@msu.edu

 

 Undergraduates

  • Emily Wyma – May 2017
  • Shannon Trajkovski – May 2017
  • Alexandra Sehling – May 2017
  • Marissa Lubarski – May 2017
  • Amanda Griffin – May 2017
  • Tyler Cazier – May 2017
  • Jessica Bunner – May 2015
  • Zach Sundin – June 2012
  • Kaylen Poppe – May 2015 to June 2017
  • John Kaschalk – May 2015 to May 2017
  • Zak Timmerman – May 2015 to May 2017
  • Jessica Tippie – May 2013 to May 2016
  • Marisa Dallas – May 2016 to September 2016
  • Behirda Karaj – May 2013 to November 2014
  • Ethan Dailing – May 2014 to August 2015
  • Olivia Stenzel – April 2014 to May 2015
  • Connor Coscarelli – May 2013 to May 2014
  • Hannah Schrauben – April 2014 to August 2014
  • Leonor Nunes – July 2014 to August 2014 (visiting from Portugal)
  • Anna Stouffer – May 2013 to May 2014
  • Cole Kelley – May 2016 to August 2016
  • Stephanie Napieralski – May 2012 to August 2015
  • Meyessa Mansour – October 2011 to May 2014
  • Killian LaFreniere – October 2011 to August 2014
  • Nicole Howey – May 2012 to August 2012 
  • Aaron Michaud – May 2012 to Aug 2012
  • Chelsea Woods – January 2012 to February 2012 (volunteer) (Hausbeck lab)
  • Daniel Buhlinger – October 2011 to July 2012
  • Jordan Crandall – November 2010 to August 2011 (Hammerschmidt lab)
  • Joseph Meleca – September 2009 to January 2011
  • Sara Brown – September 2009 to December 2010
  • Dilpreet Khaira – January 2009 to July 2009