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Group Lab Photos



Lab Picture Fall 2015

Principle Investigator



Postdoctoral Scholars

Current: 
Sam(wel) Kariuki
DARPA Insect Allies "Plant" Lead

Past:  
Mustafa Erbakan (Turkey)
Eric Nybo (Professor, Ferris State Univ.)
John Pisciotta (Professor, Westminster College)
Xiangling Shen (PSU plant path postdoc)


Technicians

Ryan Johnson  (ARPA-E bioreactor engineering) 2011-2013
Erica Lennox


Visiting Scholars

Algal Bioremediation
SRM University, Sp/Su 2016
Su/Fa 2014, Brazil
Metagenomics & Biofuels
Winter 2011, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2011-12, from Barcelona, Spain  


REU Alumni  (non-PSU)

NCSU, Protein Purification Summer 2016
LSU, Summer 2015
Clarkson, Summer 2014
UMBC, Summer 2012
Miami University of Ohio, Summer 2011
Rose-Hulman, Summer 2010
Penn State, Mech E, Summer 2011
IIT Bombay, Summer 2009?
Emily Voigt
Kansas State
Cornell

Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program Students
ASU, summer 2015
UNM, summer 2015
ASU/AIU, summer 2015
FUA, NCSU, summer 2015
UFS/ASU, summer 2015
FURG/ADU, summer 2015
NAU, summer 2015






Graduate Students

Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
Brielle Hohne 
TIB Plant Propagation 

Post-graduates

Ben Geveke (B.S., '12; Heinz)
Benson Chong (B.S., BMB '15)


Recent Graduate Alumni

Tina Lai (M.S. Plant Biology '16)
Jun Wang (Ph.D. '15, CEO, Algae Startup)
Sergio Florez (Ph.D. '15, Gingko Bioworks)
Nymul Khan (Ph.D. '15, PNNL)
Mustafa Erbakan  (Ph.D. '14, Bozok University, Turkey)
Trevor Zuroff (Ph.D. '14, Shell Oil)
Manuel Escotet (MS '13, Rutgers)
Megerle Scherholz (MS 2'12; Merck & Co.)
Amalie Tuerk (MS '11; PhD, U Delaware)
Jeff Larsen (PhD '11; Engineer, Dow AgroSciences)
Lisa Grady (MS '10; Med School, University of New England)
Waqas Khatri (MS '10; Engineer Ittehad Chemicals, Pakistan)
Kristin O'Neill (MS '05; Merck & Co.)


Honors Student Alumni  

Erik Curtis ('16, Merck)
Nate Hamaker ('16, U. Delaware)
Katie Legenski ('16, Glaxo-Smith-Kline)
Olga Vinogradova ('16, CMU)
Rachel Erwin ('15, Regeneron)
Justin Yoo ('14, grad, UCSB; NSF Fellow)
Reed Taylor ('14, Regeneron, Harvard MBA)
Taylor Maher ('14, )
Patrick Hillery ('14, )
Matt Curtis ('13, PhD, Cal Tech) 
Sydney Shaw ('12, grad, Genzyme)
John Myers ('12, oil big bucks)
Christine Taylor ('12, oil big bucks)
Brandon Curtis ('11; grad, Berkeley)
Ben Woolston  ('11; grad, MIT)
Adam Nebzydoski  ('10, ABEC Inc)

Christopher J. Justin, 2009
Amalie L. Tuerk, 2005; grad, UDelaware
Brian C. Werner, 2005; M.D. Wake Forest 2009; Orthopedic surgery
Benjamin Wong, 2005
Greg M. Thurber, 2003; PhD MIT/Harvard; Professor Michigan)  
Laura J. Sailer, 2003; Merck & Co.
Amy M. Seeman, 2003
Hallie Brink (BS 2002; PhD Penn)
Karen E. Jerardi, 2002; M.D. Pitt, Instructor, UC Pediatrics
Christopher J. Wigoda, 2002
Sara E. Leister, 2000
Abdulehameed Aziz, 2000; M.D. Wash-U
Casy A. Carlos, 1999
Amy Hsiao, 1999
Kristina R. Mann, 1999
Tracy Y. Hsiao, 1998; PhD Berkeley
Heather Young, 1998
Ross Brindle, 1997
David Henninger, 1997
Jonathan P. Miller, 1997
Albert Shung, 1997
Michelle Brincat, 1996
Arther Bergman, 1995
Keith Welp, 1995
Beth Pearsall (Powell), 1994
Melissa S. Baron, 1993
Sean Holihan, 1993; Merck & Co.
Leah Sullivan, 1993
James Corry, 1992; Merck & Co.
Scott McKelvey, 1992
Sharon Warmbrodt, 1991
David Dunlop, 1990

Current Undergraduates

Plant Propagation & Lab Automation
David Kennedy
Wastewater Treatment Project
N. crassa circadian clock characterization
Transient expression in plants/microalgae
(On co-op at Kimerbly Clark)
Plant Propagation
Algae Biofuels
Emily Pifer
Wastewater Treatment
Algae Biofuels & Lab Automation
DARPA Insect Allies & WWTP
Plant Propagation
Algae Biofuels 
Algae Biofuels


Undergraduate Alumni (PSU)

300+ former lab members out there in the real world ... 

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