Current Members

Dawn Lum

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dawn is currently a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. She plans on majoring in Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Yifan (Ben) Zhang

Undergraduate Researcher

Understanding tissue-specificity of IBA-to-IAA conversion

Lorryn Wilhelm

Science Illustrator

Illustrating projects in the Strader Lab

Hongwei Jing

Postdoctoral Researcher

BS, Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

MS, Cell Biology, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

Thomas Spaventa

Graduate Student

Thomas is a second-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with degrees in psychology and biology.

Zhizhou Yang

Undergraduate Researcher, SURF Recipient

Current Research

Daniel Berkovich

STARS High School Student Intern & Research Associate, Undergraduate, 2016-

Saran Khumto

Visiting Ph.D student

My interest is about plant genetic resources and crop domestication, especially in rice. My work focuses on mapping in rice domestication traits, and how to take advantages from wild relatives to rice improvement.

Jordan Brock

Ph.D. Student

My interest is in understanding crop domestication and  the role of polyploidy in many of our crops. I'm currently investigating the genetic basis of adaptation in wild relatives of the biofuel crop and flax mimic, Camelina sativa.