CABBI Personnel

As of December 2020, the Center employed 65 faculty-level researchers, 149 postdocs and technicians, and 131 students.

Andrew Leakey: CABBI Director

Leakey, a Professor and Department Head of Plant Biology and Professor of Crop Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is an expert in plant water use efficiency, photosynthesis, respiration and water relations; plant responses in natural and agricultural ecosystems to global environmental change; and adaptation of food and fuel crops to global environmental change, especially drought. His research helps enhance understanding of how the environment impacts ecosystem goods and services and advances efforts to improve and protect crop production and water cycling. His lab performs vertically integrated phenotyping of plant carbon and water relations by combining genetic, molecular, biochemical, physiological and ecological tools to assess plant performance in manipulative field experiments and controlled environment conditions. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield.

His School of Integrative Biology page >>>

His Crop Sciences page >>>

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A November 2020 Q&A with the new Director >>>

Vijay Singh: Deputy Director for Science & Technology

Singh, a Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is the Director of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL). He leads CABBI commercialization efforts. Singh has years of experience directing federally funded research and has collaborated with dozens of industry partners to develop bioprocessing technologies for food, advanced biofuels, and industrial products. Singh holds 11 patents — five of which are licensed to major industrial biotech and engineering companies. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering in 1998 from Illinois.

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The IBRL page >>>

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Donald Ort: Deputy Director for Research & Development

Ort is the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. An expert in photosynthesis and photosynthetic energy transduction, Ort researches improving photosynthetic efficiency, the molecular and biochemical basis of environmental interactions with crop plants, and ecological genomics. He has developed high-throughput imaging chlorophyll fluorescence systems for rapid non-destructive identification of cross progeny and transformants with improved photosynthetic efficiency. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry in 1974 from Michigan State University.

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CABBI Leadership Chart

The Lead Scientists

An alphabetical listing of all Primary Investigators and co-PIs. For the full team listing by theme, and more about the theme leaders, please visit the Feedstock Production, Conversion, and Sustainability pages. Or click on the icons next to the scientists names:

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=    Sustainability

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Lisa Ainsworth, USDA ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research, Urbana, IL

Fredy Altpeter, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Florida

Brian Baldwin, Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University

Carl Bernacchi, USDA ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research, Urbana, IL

Elizabeth Boughton, Research Director and Biologist, Archbold Biological Station

Edward Brzostek, Asst. Professor of Forest Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling, West Virginia University

Edgar Cahoon, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Ximing Cai, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Li-Qing Chen, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Thomas Clemente, Professor of Biotechnology, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Evan H. DeLucia, Professor Emeritus of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bruce Dien, Research Chemical Engineer, U.S. Dept. of Ag. Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL

Adrien Finzi, Professor of Biology, Boston University

David Flaherty, Assoc. Prof. of Chem. and Biomolecular Eng., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Kaiyu Guan, Associate Prof. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Jeremy Guest, Assoc. Prof. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anna Hale, Research Geneticist, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Houma, LA

Emily Heaton, Professor of Crop Sciences, U. of Ill. Urbana-C. (Feedstock Production Theme Leader)

Adina Howe, Asst. Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

George Huber, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, U. of Wisconsin at Madison

Tara Hudiburg, Associate Professor of Forest, Rangeland & Fire Sciences, University of Idaho

Matthew Hudson, Prof. of Crop Sciences, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Science Integration Head)

Yong-Su Jin, Professor of Food Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Angela Kent, Prof. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Madhu Khanna, Prof. of Ag. and Consumer Econ., University of Ill. Urbana-Champaign (Theme Leader)

Andrew Leakey, Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences, U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

D.K. Lee, Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Chang-Jun Liu, Researcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stephen P. Long, Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ting Lu, Assoc. Prof. of Bioeng., Asst. Prof. of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yi Lu, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Costas Maranas, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University

Amy Marshall-Colón, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sergei Maslov, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stephen Moose, Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jesse Morrison, Assistant Research Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University

Donald Ort, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

William Parton, Senior Research Scientist, Colorado State University

Jian Peng, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Group Leader of Environmental Isotope Systems, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Brian Pfleger, Assoc. Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Joshua Rabinowitz, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University (Deputy Theme Leader)

Christopher Rao, Prof. of Chem. and Biomolecular Eng., U. of Ill. Urbana-C. (Deputy Theme Leader)

Nancy Reichert, Professor of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University

Daniel Rokhsar, Prof. of Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California at Berkeley

William Rooney, Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University

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Erik Sacks, Associate Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jörg Schwender, Researcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory

John Shanklin, Biology Department Chair, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Zengyi Shao, Assoc. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University

Vijay Singh, Prof. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Saurabh Sinha, Prof. of Computer Science, Assoc. Prof. of Bioeng., University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Patricia Slininger, Research Chem. Engineer, U.S. Dept. of Ag. Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL

Anthony Studer, Asst. Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois U.-C. (Deputy Theme Leader)

Kankshita Swaminathan, Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Inst. of Biotech. (Deputy Theme Leader)

Jonathan Sweedler, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Andy VanLoocke, Associate Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University (Deputy Theme Leader)

Thomas Voigt, Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Voytas, Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota

Martin Wühr, Asst. Prof. of Molecular Bio. / Lewis-Sigler Inst. for Integrative Genomics, Princeton U.

Changcheng Xu, Researcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Wendy Yang, Assoc. Prof. of Plant Biology, University of Ill. Urbana-Champaign (Deputy Theme Leader)

Yasuo Yoshikuni, Biologist/Staff Scientist, Envtl. Genomics and Systems Bio. Div., L. Berkeley Nat’l. Lab.

Chengxiang Zhai, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Huimin Zhao, Prof. of Chem. and Biomolecular Eng., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Theme Leader)

The Research Team

An alphabetical listing of all researchers, postdocs, technicians, and graduate students doing CABBI research. For the full team listing by theme, and more about the theme leaders, please visit the Feedstock Production, Conversion, and Sustainability pages.

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Anjali Arpan, Plant Biology M.S. Candidate (Reichert), Mississippi State University

Guler Aslan-Sungur, Postdoc (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

Shivali Banerjee, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Danielle Berardi, Ecology Ph.D. Candidate (Hudiburg), University of Idaho

Brent Berns, Field Research Specialist (Sacks), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gabriel Beuchat, Ecology & Evolutionary Bio. Ph.D. Candidate (Chen), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Sarang Bhagwat, Civil & Envtl. Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Guest), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Nikita Bhatnagar, Postdoc (Ort), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shounak Bhogale, Biophysics Ph.D. Candidate (Sinha), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elena Blanc-Betes, Postdoc (DeLucia), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bethany Blakely, Postdoc (Bernacchi), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nic Boersma, Agronomy Research Scientist (Heaton), Iowa State University

Aashutosh Boob, Chem. and Biomol. Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), Univ. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Emma Brace, Postdoc (Guest), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Eleanor Brant, Agronomy Ph.D. Candidate (Altpeter), University of Florida

Emily Braun, Ecosystem Research Specialist (VanLoocke, Khanna, Yang), U. of Ill. U.-C.

Bryant Brown, Greenhouse Manager (Altpeter), University of Florida

Fengjiao Bu, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

Daniel Bun, Chemical & Biological Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Shao), Iowa State U.

Mark Burnham, Postdoc (Yang/DeLucia), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yingqi Cai, Postdoc (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sofia Cano, Lab Technician (Altpeter), University of Florida

Kher Xing (Cindy) Chan, Visiting Scholar (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Luoye Chen, Ag. & Applied Economics Ph.D. Candidate (Khanna), University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Ming-Hsun Cheng, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Young Cho, Postdoc (Ort), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kisurb Choe, Microbiology Ph.D. Candidate (Sweedler), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Teresa Clark, Postdoc (Schwender), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Allison Cook, Field Research Scientist (Yang), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

William Cordell, Chemical and Biological Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Pfleger), U. of Wisconsin at M.

Yoel Cortes-Peña, Civil and Envtl. Eng. M.S. Candidate (Guest), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer DeBellis, Academic Hourly (Guest), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anshu Deewan, Chemical and Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Rao), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Hannah Demler, Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Ainsworth), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Narendra Deshavath, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Payam Dibaeinia, Bioinformatics M.S. Candidate (Sinha), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hoang Dinh, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Maranas), Penn State University

Liz Dominguez Mendez, Crop Sciences M.S. Candidate (Studer), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Jia Dong, Postdoc (Hudson), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Danyang Duan, Natural Resources & Envt. Sciences M.S. Candidate (Kent), U.of Illinois U.-C.

Veronika Dubinkina, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate (Maslov), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Nidhi Dwivedi, Postdoc (Liu), Brookhaven National Laboratory 

Wyatt Eason, Crop Science M.S. Candidate (Baldwin), Mississippi State University

William Eddy, Visiting Scholar (Yang), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Patrick Edmonds, Associate Scientist (Heaton/VanLoocke), Iowa State University

Ayman Eid, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

Kristen Eilts, Lab Research Specialist (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shah-Al Emran, Postdoc (Heaton), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Behnam Enghiad, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Jilian Fan, Technical Research Associate (Xu), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Zia Fatma, Postdoc (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alex Frese, Molecular Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Wühr), Princeton University

Jie Fu, Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Marshall-Colón), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Grace Fuller, Technician (Reichert), Mississippi State University

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Zhengxiang Ge, Research Technologist (Clemente), University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Marc-Andre Giasson, Biogeochemistry Lab Technician (Finzi), Boston University

Christy Gibson, Postdoc (Bernacchi), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kate Glanville, Postdoc (VanLoocke/Heaton), Iowa State University

Jack Goldman, Field Research Specialist (DeLucia/Yang), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Nuria Gomez-Casanovas, Visiting Research Scientist (DeLucia), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Meera Gupta, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Wühr), Princeton University

Wesley Harrison, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Ill. U.-C.

Melannie Hartman, Ecology Programmer/Analyst (Parton), Colorado State University

Theodore Hartman, Agronomy Ph.D. Candidate (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

Pradeep Hirannaiah, Postdoc (Swaminathan), HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology

Dylan Hollowell, Field Technician (Baldwin), Mississippi State University

Ping-Hung Hsieh, Postdoc (Yoshikuni), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mengqi Hu, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Maranas), Penn State University

Xinchen Hu, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Cai), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Susan Hubbard, Chem. & Biological Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Pfleger), U. of Wisconsin at Madison

Chuck Hyde, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Bio. Ph.D. Candidate (Yang), U. of Ill. U.-C.

Matthew Jacobson, Ph.D. Candidate (Flaherty), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sujit Jagtap, Postdoc (Rao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brandon James, Postdoc (Swaminathan), HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology

Chunhwa Jang, Postdoc (Lee), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Niuniu Ji, Postdoc (Kent), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yuyao Jia, Ag. & Biological Eng. M.S. Candidate (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Chongya Jiang, Postdoc (Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Guangde Jiang, Postdoc (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alexander Johnson, Chemical & Biological Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Wühr), Princeton U.

Ebin Joseph, Chem. & Biomolecular Eng. M.S. Candidate (Rao), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Stephanie Juice, Postdoc (Brzostek), West Virginia University

Praveena Kanchupati, Research Specialist (Moose), University of Ill. Urbana-Champaign

Nam Kyu Kang, Integration Postdoc (Ort/Jin), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Baskaran Kannan, Biological Scientist (Altpeter), University of Florida

Jeff Kent, Postdoc (Hudiburg), University of Idaho

Mitchell Kent, Soil and Crop Sciences M.S. Candidate (Rooney), Texas A&M University

Chanwoo Kim, Food Science & Human Nutrition Ph.D. Candidate (Jin), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Hyun Gi Koh, Postdoc (Jin/Rao), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Wentao Kong, Research Scientist (T. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nurzhan Kuanyshev, Postdoc (Jin), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Lavanya Kudli, Civil & Environmental Engineering M.S. Candidate (Guest), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Amit Kumar, Technician (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sahiti Labhishetty, Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate (Zhai), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Quan Lam, Biochemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Y. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stephan Lane, iBioFAB Manager (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jaejin Lee, Research Scientist (Howe), Iowa State University

Ye-Gi Lee, Postdoc (Jin), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Yuan Yao Lee, Postdoc (Khanna), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alistair Leverett, Postdoc (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kaiyuan Li, Natural Resources & Envt. Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Guan), U. of Ill. U.-C.

Shuai Li, Postdoc (Ainsworth), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yalin Li, Postdoc (Guest), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yaxin Li, Postdoc (Chen), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yifei Li, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate (T. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yongguan Li, Visiting Scientist (Altpeter), University of Florida

Di Liang, Postdoc (Yang/Kent), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hui Liu, Technical Research Associate (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Jia Liu, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Howe), Iowa State Univ.

Daniel Tejeda Lunn, Research Scientist (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Susan Lutz, Technical/Research Support (Parton), Colorado State University

Jessica Lyons, Project Scientist (Rokhsar), University of California at Berkeley

Mingkuan Lyu, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Y. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Shraddha Maitra, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Fahd Majeed, Agricultural and Applied Economics Ph.D. Candidate (Khanna), U. of Illinois U.-C.

Shilpa Manjunatha, Technician (Swaminathan), HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology

Teresa Martin, Coordinator of Research Programs (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Minu Mathew, Research Scientist (Bernacchi), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hiroshi Matsushima, Agric. and Applied Economics Ph.D. Candidate (Khanna), U. of Illinois U.-C.

David May, Agronomy Ph.D. Candidate (Altpeter), University of Florida

Scott McCoy, Field Technician (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bryan Mejia-Sosa, Chem. & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Danielle Meyer, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Rao), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shekhar Mishra, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Therese Mitros, Applications Programmer (Rokhsar), University of California at Berkeley

Quanbing Mou, Postdoc (Y. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Himaya Mula-Michel, Postdoc (Hale), U.S. Department of Ag. Agricultural Research Service

Jessica Mulcrone, Plant Biology Field/Lab Technician (Yang), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hans Müller Paul, Informatics Ph.D. Candidate (Hudson), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nictor Namoi, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Lee), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tara Nazarenus, Research Technician (Cahoon), University of Nebraska

Natalya Nersesian, Research Technologist (Clemente) University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Viviana Nguyen, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate (T. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Matt Nowatzke, Crop Prod. & Physiol., Env’tal Science Ph.D. Candidate (VanLoocke/Heaton), Iowa State U.

Zoe Pagliaro, Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Brzostek), West Virginia University

Kiyoul Park, Postdoc (Cahoon), University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Greg Pawel, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Y. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Taylor Pederson, Plant Biology Lab & Field Research Tech. (Bernacchi), University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Elena Pelech, Postdoc (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bryan Petersen, Agronomy M.S. Candidate (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

Vassily Petrov, Software Engineer (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Eric Potash, Postdoc (Peng), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Priyanka Priyanka, Postdoc (T. Lu), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Moni Qiande, Agronomy Ph.D. Candidate (Altpeter), University of Florida

Truyen Quach, Plant Science Research Professor (Clemente), University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Lorien Radmer, Research Scientist (Howe), Iowa State University

Sierra Raglin, Natural Resources and Envt. Sciences M.S. Candidate (Kent), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Maruti Nandan Rai, Postdoc (Moose), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joanna Ridgeway, Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Brzostek), West Virginia University

Edward Ross, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Moose), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Prasenjit Saha, Research Scientist (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Coralie Salesse-Smith, Postdoc (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sara Sanchez, Lab Technician (Altpeter), University of Florida

Mia Sands, Lab Technician (Ort), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yusuke Sasaki, Postdoc (Yoshikuni), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Shirley Sato, Research Manager (Clemente), University of Nebraska

Vijay Shah, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Flaherty), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Bijay Sharma, Postdoc (Khanna), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yihui Shen, Postdoc (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

Chengyou Shi, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), U. of Illinois U.-C.

Dilkaran Singh, Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Marshall-Colón), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Nilmani Singh, Automation Engineer (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ramkrishna Singh, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alex Steiner, Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate (Heaton), Iowa State University

Dalton Stewart, Civil & Environmental Eng. M.S. Candidate (Guest), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Jacob Studt, Soil Science M.S. Candidate (Heaton), Iowa State University

Wan Sun, Microbiology Ph.D. Candidate (Shao), Iowa State University

Patrick Suthers, Postdoc (Maranas), Penn State University

Ramkumar Thakku, Lab Technician (Altpeter), University of Florida

Qiqi (Sherry) Tian, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), U. of Illinois U.-C.

Payman Tohidifar, Postdoc (Rao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Vinh Tran, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Ill. Urbana-Champaign

Tony Trieu, Research Technician (Swaminathan), HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology

Muhammad Umar, Postdoc (Heaton/VanLoocke), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Rachel Van Allen, Plant Biology Field Research Specialist (Yang), University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Sebastian Varela, Postdoc (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Mothi Viswanathan, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michael Volk, Chem. & Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), U. of Illinois U.-C.

Rachel Waltermire, Field Research Technician (Kent), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hanna Walukiewicz, Chem. & Biomolecular Eng. Sr. Research Scientist (Rao), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Bo-Xun Wang, Chemical & Biological Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Huber), U. of Wisconsin at Madison

Jiang Wang, Postdoc (Chen), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Lin Wang, Postdoc (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

Sheng Wang, Postdoc (Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yajie Wang, Postdoc (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yu Wang, Postdoc (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Haley Ware, Research Technician (DeLucia), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Wei Wei, Postdoc (Long), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stephen Williams, Technician (Parton), Colorado State University

William Woodruff, Chem. & Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Rao), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Genghong Wu, Natural Resources & Envtl. Sci. Ph.D. Candidate (Guan), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Zong-Yen Wu, Postdoc (Yoshikuni), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Liang Xiao, Postdoc (Sacks), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tianxia Xiao, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

Xi Xing, Chemistry Research Scientist (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

Mason Xue, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Xueyi Xue, Postdoc (Chen), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Guanhua (Daniel) Xun, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Erin Yafuso, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

Qiang Yan, Postdoc (Pfleger), University of Wisconsin at Madison

Jihoon Yang, Postdoc (Howe), Iowa State University

Pan Yang, Postdoc (Cai), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sangdo Yook, Food Science & Human Nutrition Ph.D. Candidate (Jin), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

Linhui Yu, Postdoc (Xu), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Tianhao Yu, Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Xiaohong Yu, Research Scientist (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Danim Yun, Postdoc (Flaherty), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dessiree Zerpa Catanho, Postdoc (Sacks), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Zhiyang Zhai, Assistant Scientist (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Bosen Zhang, Postdoc (Moose), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Na Zhang, Agricultural & Applied Economics Ph.D. Candidate (Khanna), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

Tieling Zhang, Research Technologist (Clemente), University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Zhengyi Zhang, Postdoc (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Zhihai Zhang, Postdoc (Hudson), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Zhongyao Zhang, Chem. and Biomolecular Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Flaherty), U. of Illinois U.-C.

Ziliang Zhang, Postdoc (Yang), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kejie Zhao, Computer Science M.S. Candidate (Peng/Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Qiankun Zhao, Civil Engineering M.S. Candidate (Cai), U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Xuying Zheng, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Sacks), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Chao Zhou, Postdoc (Xu), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Shuaizhen Zhou, Postdoc (Sweedler), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Zhengyong Zhou, Food Science & Human Nutrition Ph.D. Candidate (Jin), U.of Illinois Urbana-C.

Evelyn Zuniga, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

Support Staff at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CABBI Deputy Director of Operations Jenny Kokini, Managing Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Email >>>

CABBI Deputy Director of Research Strategy & Management Elizabeth Murphy, iSEE Email >>>

Research Coordinator Mary Albrecht, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Email >>>

Research Coordinator Michael Ponte, IGB Email >>>

Research Coordinator Anna Fedders, IGB Email >>>

Laboratory Manager Lucienne Burrus, IGB Email >>>

Data Manager Leslie Stoecker, IGB Email >>>

Occupational Safety Coordinator Robert Mann, IGB Email >>>

Communications Director Tony Mancuso, Communications and Public Affairs, iSEE Email >>>

Communications Specialist Julie Wurth, Communications and Public Affairs, iSEE Email >>>

Communications Associate April Wendling, Communications and Public Affairs, iSEE Email >>>

Media Lab Coordinator Mark Herman, Communications and Public Affairs, iSEE Email >>>

Theme Secretary Donelle Ash, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Email >>>

 

Former Support Staff Members

Research Coordinator Anya Knecht, 2017-19

CABBI Program Manager Ank Michielsen, 2017-18