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Current Lab Members


Jinliang Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. his updated CV

Gen Xu is a PostDoc Scholar working on maize population genetics. Office: PLSH 383.
Jing Lyu is a PostDoc Scholar working on flowering time evolution. Office: PLSH 383.

Zhikai Yang is a PhD student majoring in Complex Biosystems. Office: Keim 361.
Semra Palali Delen is a PhD student in the department of Ag/Hort. Office: Keim 162.

Eric Rodene is a PhD student in the department of Ag/Hort. Office: PLSH 383.
Hongyu Jin is a PhD student in Complex Biosystems coadvised with Dr. James Schnable.

Jinlong Li is a visiting PhD student from China Agricultural University.
Xuerong Yang is a visiting scholar from Shandong Ag University. She will be working on transcriptome and heterosis.

Michael Meier is a PhD student in the department of Ag/Hort, working on microbiome GWAS.

Jenifer Velazquez-Perfecto is a first year undergraduate student majored in Agricultural and Environmental Science Communications.
Jun Jia (JJ) Ng is a undergraduate student majoring in Bio-system engineering.

Nicholas Reikofski is a first-year undergraduate student majoring in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Agronomy.

Lab Alumni

  • Maribeth Milner: a GIS specialist in the Department.
  • Madelyn Calvert: undergraduate student majored in Biochemistry & Psychology at UNL.
  • Briana Kouma: undergraduate student at UNL.
  • Jessica Chen: high school student in Lincoln East High.
  • Hanchen Zhang: undergradudate student majored in Agriculture Economics at UNL.
  • Miao Hong: undergradudate student majored in chemistry at UNL.
  • John Bernt: undergradudate student.
  • Dr. Mei Zhang: PostDoc 2018-2019. (Associate Professor, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences).
  • Dr. Raghuprakash Kastoori Ramamurthy: PostDoc 2018-2019.
  • Paulo Yu Xi Gao: undergraduate student majored in business.
  • Sam Polk: undergraduate student majored in plant biology.
  • Qihao (Neil) Sun: undergraduate student majored in Turfgrass and Landscape Management.
  • Dr. Laxman Karki: Part-time Statistician 2017 (First National Bank of Omaha.)