Past Lab Members

Jinyao Wang

Visiting graduate student (01/2020 – 01/2021)
Horticulture College
Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China

Dr. Dandan Li

Visiting Scientist (12/2019 – 12/2020)
Associate Professor, Horticulture College
Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, China

Feifan Chen

Visiting graduate student  – joint training (09/2018 – 9/2020)
Horticultural College
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Dr. Jianyu Zhao

Postdoc Research Associate (01/2018 – 12/2020)
Horticulture Department
University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr. Sang Shang

Visiting Scientist (12/2019 – 05/2020)
Associate Professor, Horticulture College
Hainan University, Haikou, China

Sridhar Ramachandra

Visiting graduate student (02/2020 – 07/2020)
Division of Fruit Science,
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

Dr. Yuhui Wang

Assistant Research Scientist (01/2017 – 12/2019)
Horticulture Department
University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr. Shuping Qu

Senior Visiting Scientist (09/2019 – 04/2020)
Professor, Horticulture College
Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China

Dr. Huijun Zhang

Visiting Scientist (12/2018 – 12/2019)
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China

Dr. Lu Zhang

Visiting Scientist (11/2018 – 11/2019)
Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Flower research
Yunnan Adacdemy of Agricultural Sciences, Kunming, China

Dr. Jing Yang

Visiting Scientist (10/2018 – 10/2019)
Horticulture College
Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Dr. Ahmad Raza

Visiting graduate student (1/2019 – 6/2019)
Institute of Horticultural Sciences,
University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr. Sen Li

Visiting Scientist (1/2019 – 6/2019)
Associate Professor, Horticulture College
Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China

Dr. Yunyan Sheng

Visiting Scholar (5/2018 – 9/2018)
Professor, Horticultural College
Helongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, China

Hanqiang Liu

Visiting graduate student  – joint training (09/2016 – 9/2018)
Horticultural College
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China Paradee Thammapichai

Paradee Thammapichai

Graduate student (09/2013 – 05/2019)
Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Program (PBPG)
University of Wisconsin Madison
Current institution: Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Sam Yang

Undergraduate research intern (11/2018 – 12/2018)
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Yuhui Wang

Graduate Student (09/2012 – 12/2017)
Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) Program
University of Wisconsin Madison

Yulin Du

Undergraduate student (Bio152) (Fall 2017)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Meilan Li

Senior Visiting Fellow (1/2018 – 4/2018)
Professor, Horticulture College
Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China

Dr. Metin Yagcioglu

Graduate student (Joint training) (9/2016 – 9/2017)
Ankara University, Turkey

Dr. Yupeng Pan

Postdoc Research Associate (11/2015 – 11/2018)
Present address:
Associate Professor, Horticulture College
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Dr. Hong Yang

Visiting Scientist (11/2016 – 11/2017)
Associate Research Scientist
Horticulture Institute,
Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu, China

Dr. Xiaomao Cheng

Visiting Scientist (11/2016 – 11/2017)
Associate Professor,
Horticulture Department,
Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, China

Dr. Fangling Jaing

Visiting Scholar (09/2017 – 12/2017)
College of Horticulture
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Dr. Xuewen Xu

Graduate student (Joint training) (11/2015 – 12/2017)
Current address:
Associate Professor, College of Horticulture and Plant Protection
Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China

Dr. Axel O. Ramirez-Madera

Postdoc Research Associate (5/2016 – 12/2017)
Research Scientist, Pepper Breeder
Ezna Zaden, The Netherlands

Anirudh Desikan

High school student (YAP Program) (1/2017 – 8/2017)
Memorial High School. Madison, WI

Dr. Xinyi Wu

Visiting Scholar (7/2017 – 9/2017)
Assistant Research Scientist,
Institute of Vegetable Sciences
Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China

Yupeng Pan

Graduate Student (Joint training) (11/2013 – 4/2015)
Horticulture College
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Dr. Kailiang Bo

Postdoc Research Associate (11/2011 – 4/2017)
Associate Research Scientist
Institute of Vegetables and Flowers,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Beijing, China
Email: bokailiang@caas.cn

Dr. Shuxia Chen

Visiting Scientist (12/2016-2/2017):
Professor, Horticulture College,
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China
Email: shuxiachen@nwafu.edu.cn

Kristin Haider

USDA ARS Biological Science Technician (9/2013 – 1/2017)
Current institution:
Whatcom Community College,
Bellingham, WA

Matthew Lee

Undergraduate Research Assistant (9/2016 – 12/2016)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Mei Lin McKinney

Undergraduate Research Assistant (1/2016- 12/2016)

Dr. Han Miao

Visiting Scientist (12/2013 – 12/20114)
Associate Research Scientist
Institute of Vegetables and Flowers,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Beijing, China
Email: miaohan@caas.net.cn

Alec Gillett

Youth Apprenticeship Program(01/2015 – 08/2015)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (01/2016, 5/2016-8/2015)

Lorelei D’Huyvetter

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2013-2016)
University of Wisconsin Madison

Rashid Hussain

Visiting graduate student (12/2015 – 05/2016)
Institute of Horticultural Sciences,
University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad, Pakistan

Mubeen Sarwar

Visiting graduate student (11/2015 – 04/2016)
Institute of Horticultural Sciences,
University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr. Yugang Wang

Visiting Scientist (03/2015 – 03/2016)
Associate Professor
College of Horticulture,
Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China
Email:lnrc7864@163.com

Dr. Zhiming Wu

Visiting Scientist (02/2015 – 02/2016)
Research Scientist
Center of Biotechnology in Cash Crop Institute,
Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China
Email:zhiming71@126.com

Dr. Biao Jiang

Visiting Scientist (11/2014 – 11/2015)
Research Scientist
Vegetable Research Institute,
Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Email:jiangbiao198354@163.com

Dr. Zheng Li

Visiting Scientist (11/2014 – 11/2015)
Professor, College of Horticulture,
Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China
Email:lizheng82@nwsuaf.edu.cn

Dr. Meiling Gao

Visiting Scientist (9/2014 – 10/2015)
Professor, College of Life Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry,
Qiqihar University, Qiqihar, China
Email:gaomeiling0539@163.com

Natalie Knox

Undergraduate Student (9/2014 – 8/2015)
University of Wisconsin Madison
Youth Apprenticeship Program Student (1/2013 – 8/2014)

Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel

Postdoc Research Associate (6/2014-5/2015)
USDA-ARS
Email: karl@inoculatedmind.com

Dr. Tusar Behera

Fulbright Visiting Scholar (9/2014 – 1/2015)
Principal Scientist, School of Horticultural Science,
Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi, India
Email: tusar@rediffmail.com/a&gt

Dr. Ping Wang

Visiting Scientist (11/2013 – 11/2014)
Professor, College of Agronomy,
Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot 010019, China
Email: wangping@imau.edu.cn

Dr. Sen Li

Ph.D. student (Joint training, 06/2013 – 10/2014)

Associate Professor, Horticulture College
Shanxi Agricultural University
Taigu 030801, China
Email: SAULISEN@163.com

Dr. Calvin D. Lietzow

Ph. D. student (2010-2014)
Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding Program
Bean breeder, HM Cluase, Sun Prairie, WI
Email: cdlietzow@gmail.com

Dr. Luming Yang

Postdoc Research Associate (2009 -2014)
Current position:
Professor, Horticulture College
Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China

Dr. Yunyan Sheng
Visiting Scientist (1/2011 – 1/2014)
Professor, Agriculture College
Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, China
Email: shengyunyan12345@163.com

Dr. Shuping Qu

Visiting Scientist (11/2012 – 11/2013)
Professor, Horticulture College
Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China
Email: qushuping1973@gmail.com

Kailiang Bo

Ph.D. student (Joint training, 11/2011 – 11/2013)
Horticulture College
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Email: kailiangbo@gmail.com

Dr. Junsong Pan

Visiting Scientist (5/2012 – 8/2013)
Professor, Plant Science Department
Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
Email: jspan71@sjtu.edu.cn

Dr. Dal-Hoe Koo

Postdoc Research Associate (6/2011 – 3/2013)
Current address:
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Email: dalhoekoo@gmail.com

Dr. Changlong Wen

Ph.D. student (Joint training, 5/2011 – 12/2012)
Associate Research Scientist
National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables,
Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing, China
Email: wenchanglong@nercv.org

Huihui Wang

Undergraduate research assistant (01/2012 – 06/2012)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Sudhakar Pandey

Visiting Scholar (5/2012 – 7/2012)
Senior Scientist
Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Email: sudhakariivr@yahoo.com

Dr. Xuehao Chen

Senior Visiting Scholar (9/2012 – 12/2012)
Professor, College of Horticulture and Plant Protection,
Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China
Email: xhchen@yzu.edu.cn

Dr. Dawei Li

Ph.D. Student (Joint training, 4/2010 – 6/2011)
Assistant Professor,
Horticulture College,
Northwest A & F University, Yangling, China
Email: xndavid@hotmail.com

Dr. Xiaoming He

Visiting Scientific (8/2010 – 8/2011)
Research Scientist
Vegetable Research Institute,
Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Email: xiaominghe626@163.com

Dr. Jinfeng Chen

Senior Visiting Scholar (8/2010 – 2/2011)
Professor, Horticulture College,
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Email: jfchen@njau.edu.cn

 Dr. Yuhong Li

Visiting Scientist (8/2009 – 1/2011)
Professor, Horticulture College,

Northwest A & F University, Yangling, China

Dr. Pradeepkumar T.

Visiting Scientist (3/2010 – 6/2010)
Professor
Dept. of Olericulture, College of Horticulture
Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, India
Email: pradeepkau@gmail.com

Dr. Mamta Pathak

Visiting Scientist (11/2010 – 1/2011)
Vegetable Breeder
Department of Vegetable Crops
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana – 141 004 India
Email: mampathak@gmail.com

Eric Wiseman

Undergraduate student, YAP Program (2008 – 2011)
Current position:
Biological Science Technician
USDA-ARS, Vegetable Crops Research Unit
Horticulture Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bree Lietzow

Undergraduate Research intern (2011-2012)
Animal Science Department
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bridget Lauer

Undergraduate student
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Rebecca Cleereman

Summer Research Intern

Jackie Cleereman

Undergraduate summer intern (2010-2011)
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Jou-Fu Wang

Undergraduate student
Summer intern (2010-2012)
Horticulture Department
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Mary Hoffel

Undergraduate student, PEOPLE Program (2011)

Taryn Lauer

High school and undergraduate student,
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay
Hancock Experiment Station (2008 – 2010)

Nick Wedde

Oregon High School
YAP-Biotechnology Program (2011-2012)

Jewelia Hargrove

High School Student
University of Wisconsin – PEOPLE Program(summer 2010)

Dr. Hui Song

Visiting Graduate student (9/2008 – 3/2009)
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Current address:
Research Scientist
Ningbo Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ningbo, China

Linda Crubaugh

USDA ARS Agricultural Research Technician (9/2008 – 4/2012)