Graduate Students

Title Degree Areas of Interest Advisor
Maybell Banting Ph.D. Jennifer Kimball
Katie Black M.S.

Cover crops, environmental policy

Gregg Johnson, Samantha Wells
James Bowden Jake Jungers
Michael Burns Ph.D.

Food grade maize breeding technologies

Candice Hirsch
Venkatanaga Shiva Datta Kumar Chiruvelli Debalin Sarangi
Tara Conway Ph.D.

agroecology; food system transformation; perennial polycultures; governance of agri-food systems

Nick Jordan
Julian Cooper Cory Hirsch
Maykon Da Silva M.S.

Soybean Management

Seth Naeve
Qiansu Ding M.S.

Plant Physiology 

Walid M Sadok
Gary Muehlbauer
Lauren Docherty M.S. Aaron Lorenz
Senyu Chen
Mary Jane Espina Aaron Lorenz
Max Fraser Ph.D.

Wheat breeding and genetics

Jim Anderson
Rommel Jr Garrido Ph.D.

Breeding for quality and stress tolerance, molecular breeding, plant bioinformatics, genotyping and phenotyping

Candice Hirsch
Amanda Gilbert M.S.

Maize Pangenomics

Candy Hirsch
Stephen Gregg Axel Garcia y Garcia
Alexandra Griffin M.S.

root ecology, plant ecophysiology, nutrient cycling in agroecosystems

Jake Jungers
Aaron Hauger Mary Brakke
Joshua Havill Gary Muehlbauer
Isaias Hernandez Rex Bernardo
Jason Hickman Ph.D.

Sustainable cropping systems, plant physiology

Jake Jungers
Nanthicha Krueger M.S. Jim Anderson
Walid Sadok
Chase Krug Kevin Smith
Ethan Ley M.S.

Cover crops and weed biology: Understanding the trade-offs between integrating cover crops and the use of PRE-residual herbicides in a corn-soybean rotation within the upper Midwest.

Gregg Johnson, Samantha Wells
Ian McNish Kevin Smith
Reneth Millas Jennifer Kimball
Matthew Ott Don Wyse
Robert Pennington Walid M Sadok
Kabita Poudel Craig Sheaffer
Alejandra Quinones Cory Hirsch
Ines Rebollo Ph.D.

Plant Breeding

Rex Bernardo
Lucas Roberts Aaron Lorenz
Carlos Francisco Sanchez Barahona M.S.

Agronomy and plant physiology

Seth Naeve
Navjot Singh Debalin Sarangi
Alina Smolskaya M.S. Aaron Lorenz
Robert Stupar
Hannah Stoll Ph.D.

Intermediate Wheatgrass breeding, teaching, curriculum development

James Anderson
Dorothy Sweet Ph.D.

High throughput phenotyping in maize

Candice Hirsch
Cory Hirsch
Zenith Tandukar James Anderson
Maicy Vossen Ph.D.

Freezing stress tolerance in plants

Walid M Sadok
Eric Watkins
Cleiton Wartha Ph.D.

Quantitative genetics, soybean breeding, and high-throughput phenotyping

Aaron Lorenz
Eric Yu Debalin Sarangi