2012 Michigan State University Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award Recipient
USAID Global Molecular and Technical Lead - USAID Feed the Future Global Biotech Potato Partnership 2021-2026 current
MSU Potato SNP Genotyping Service Manager - current
MSU Potato Virus Removal Service Manager - current
Manager Potato Program Webpage - current
Molecular Research Technician, Genetic and Protein Analysis Specialist since 1995.
Recent Previous Projects
Project Manager and Molecular Research Manager - USAID Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership - Potato Project 2020-2021
Molecular Research Manager - USAID Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership - Potato Project 2015-2020
I am involved in several research projects focused on improving potato varieties with genetic modification for USAID. Additionally, within our potato program I have developed several virus eradication methods (cryogenics, tissue culture techniques and chemical therapy) that we use to certify important potato varieties.
Previously I was the project assistant for our SolCAP a USDA funded Coordinated Agricultural Project. Translating Solanaceae Sequence Diversity and Trait Variation into Applied Outcomes through Integrative Research, Education and Extension. I was also the molecular manager for the ABSP USAID Biotech Potato Africa project. For more details go to the Project Page