CABBI Personnel

As of December 2021, the Center employed 65 faculty-level researchers, 149 postdocs and technicians, and 131 students.

Andrew Leakey: 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.

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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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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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A-F

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

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

Jose Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University

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

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

Edward Brzostek, Assoc. 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

Ernst Cebert, Research Associate Professor of Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University

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

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

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Nuria Gomez-Casanovas, Assistant Professor, Texas A&AM AgriLife Research

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, Assoc. Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

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

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

Diego Jarquin, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, University of Florida

Heng Ji, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yong-Su Jin, Professor of Food Microbiology, University of Illinois 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

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

Ting Lu, Professor of Bioengineering, 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

Marshall McDaniel, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University

Melanie McReynolds, Assistant Prof. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University

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

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 AgriLife Research

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Erik Sacks, Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois U.-C. (Deputy Theme Leader)

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

Anthony Studer, Assoc. Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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)

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

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.

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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Toby Adjuik, Postdoc (VanLoocke/McDaniel), Iowa State University

Qasim Ali, Visiting Scholar (Altpeter), University of Florida

Rojda Aslan-Sungur, Research Scientist (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

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

Can Baysal, Postdoc (Voytas), University of Minnesota

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

Maria Florencia Bianco, Civil & Envtl. Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Guest), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

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

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

Nic Boersma, Agronomy Research Scientist (VanLoocke/McDaniel), Iowa State University

Elizabeth Boughton, Research Director and Biologist, Archbold Biological Station

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

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

Emily Braun, Sustainability Theme Data Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-C.

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

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

Janith Chandrasoma, Postdoc (DeLucia), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Tianhang Cheng, Computer Science M.S. Candidate (Peng), U. 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

Sohyeon “Sarah” Chung, Research Specialist (Ort), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dominick Cifelli, Ecology M.S. Candidate (Brzostek), West Virginia University

Teresa Clark, Postdoc (Schwender), Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

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

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

Degaulle Dai, Food Science & Human Nutrition M.S. Candidate (Jin), U. of Ill. Urbana-Champaign

Hari Dave, Civil & Envtl. Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Cai), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Ryan Disney, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Hudson), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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.

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

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

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

Kristin Ellis, Technician (Kent), 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.

Katerina Estera-Molina, Research Scientist (Pett-Ridge), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

Xinxin (Winnie) Fan, Postdoc (Khanna), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Carlos Fernandez, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jared Flater, Postdoc (VanLoocke/McDaniel), Iowa State University

Thasneem Banu Frousnoon, Postdoc (Yoshikuni), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

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

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

Emma Golub, Civil & Envtl. Engineering M.S. Candidate (Cai), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Sanbon Gosa, Postdoc (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

John Hodge, Postdoc (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dylan Hollowell, Research Associate (Baldwin), Mississippi State University

Isidre Hooghvorst, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

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.

Yu Kai Huang, Postdoc (Khanna), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Flaherty), U. of Ill. U.-C.

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

Brandon James, Project Manager (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, Research Scientist (Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tracy Johnson, Feedstock Production Theme Field & Greenhouse Tech., U. of Illinois U.-C.

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

Stephanie Juice, Postdoc (Brzostek), West Virginia University

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

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.

Min Soo Kim, Chemical & Biological Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Huber), U. of Wisconsin at Madison

Nakian (Nak Hyun) Kim, Postdoc (Lee), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Xianyan (Justin) Kuang, Research Asst. Prof. of Plant and Soil Science (Cebert), Alabama A&M U.

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

Tuan Lai, Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate (Ji), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Jung Woo Lee, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Lee), University of Illinois Urbana-C.

Maolin Li, Postdoc (Zhao), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Xi Li, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

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

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

Yuanxue Liang, Postdoc (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

Emily Lin, Civil & Envtl. Eng. M.S. Candidate (Guest), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

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

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

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

Daiane Lopes, Postdoc (Dien), USDA Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL

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

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

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

Elia Manzo, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Sweedler), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

Mae Mercado, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Studer), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Michael Millican, Postdoc (Howe), Iowa State University

Blake Mirman, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate (Sweedler), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Jesse Morrison, Assistant Research Prof. of Plant and Soil Sciences (Baldwin), Mississippi State U.

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

Himaya Mula-Michel, Research Agronomist (Hale), USDA Agricultural Research Service

Jessica Mulcrone, Plant Biology Field/Lab Technician (Yang), 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

Jessica Nelson, Agronomy Ph.D. Candidate (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

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

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

Hyunjoon Oh, Food Science & Human Nutrition M.S. Candidate (Jin), U. of Ill. Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Katalin Paldi, Postdoc (Altpeter), University of Florida

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

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

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

Jeniffer Perea-Lopez, Chemical & Biological Eng. Ph.D. Candidate (Shao), Iowa State University

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

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

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

Stephen Potter, Research Technician (McDaniel), Iowa State University

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 Ph.D. Candidate (Kent), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

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

Tirath Raj, Postdoc (Singh), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Heather Roney, Crop Sciences Ph.D. Candidate (Heaton), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Jeremy Ruhter, Technician (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Saroj Sah, Postdoc (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

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

Madison Seaber, Technician (Reichert), MIssissippi State University

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

Joy Shi, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Zhao), University of Ill. Urbana-C.

Jamin Shin, Visiting Scholar (Jin), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Bala Sonawane, Postdoc (Leakey), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Jacob Studt, Research Scientist (VanLoocke/McDaniel), Iowa State University

Patrick Suthers, Research Scientist (Maranas), Penn State University

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

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

Anav Milind Vora, Civil & Envtl. Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Cai), U. of Illinois Urbana-C.

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

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

Sheng Wang, Research Assistant Professor (Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Daniel Weilandt, Postdoc (Rabinowitz), Princeton University

Destiny Williams, Agronomy M.S. Candidate (VanLoocke), Iowa 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.

Xiaocui Wu, Postdoc (Guan), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

Madelynn Wuestenberg, Agronomy M.S. Candidate (VanLoocke), Iowa State University

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

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

Changcheng Xu, Plant Science Researcher (Shanklin), Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

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

Jihoon Yang, Postdoc (Howe), Iowa State University

Joshua Ye, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate (Rao), U. of Ill. Urbana-C.

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

Pengfei Yu, Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate (Ji), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

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

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

Yuxin Zhao, Visiting Scholar (Shao), Iowa State University

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

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

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

Support Staff at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CABBI Deputy Director of Research Strategy & Management Elizabeth Murphy, Managing Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Email >>>

Research Coordinator Mary Albrecht, IGB Email >>>

Research Coordinator Anna Fedders, IGB Email >>>

Research Coordinator Michael Ponte, 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 Specialist 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

Molecule Maker Lab Institute Managing Director Celine Young, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) (2022)

CABBI Deputy Director of Operations Jenny Kokini, Managing Director, iSEE (2017-21)

Research Coordinator Anya Knecht, 2017-19

CABBI Program Manager Ank Michielsen, 2017-18