Geoffrey Morris

Associate Professor

Sorghum genetics

Terry Felderhoff

Senior Scientist

Genomic-assisted breeding of chilling tolerance in grain sorghum

Sandeep Marla


KGSC Functional genomics of chilling tolerance for grain sorghum

Kebede Muleta


USAID-Haiti/SMIL Genomic-assisted breeding for developing countries

Rubí Raymundo


Crop modeling to guide genetics and breeding for water efficiency

Sridevi Nakka


Sorghum doubled haploids breeding system

Ami Oh

Post doc

G2P Bridge Project

Jacques Faye

PhD Student

USAID-SMIL Genomics-enabled breeding for Senegal

Fanna Maina

PhD Student

USAID SMIL Genomics-enabled breeding for Niger

Safietou Fall

PhD Student

USAID SMIL Pearl millet genetics

Tarik Eluri

Program Manager

USAID ILCI Trait discovery

Matt Davis

Assistant Scientist

Field research

Lab Alumni

Sophie Bouchet

Postdoc Research Associate

Currently: Principal Scientist - Wheat Genomics, INRA-France

Marcus Olatoye

PhD Student

Currently: Postdoc University of Illinois

Yi Li

Postdoc - Heartland Plant Innovations

Currently: Catyxt

Bassirou Mbacké

Visiting scholar (USDA Borlaug Fellow) - University of Thies

Jianan Wang

Postdoc, Gates Foundation

Zhenbin Hu


Shayna Braun

Research Assistant

Currently: Cross Country Genetics

Rich Brown

Research Technologist

Currently: GE

Ben Coomes

Undergraduate Researchers

Qingling Li

Undergraduate Researcher

Karina Bertolino

Undergraduate Researcher

Austin Ebert

Undergraduate Researcher

Currently: USDA-ARS

Spencer Navrude

Undergraduate Researcher

Sam Knauss

Undergraduate Researcher

Obembe Oladipo

Research Assistant

Noah Winans

Undergraduate Researcher

Joining the lab

  • We're interested to hear from scientists with computational, laboratory, or field expertise, and an ability to integrate across approaches.
  • If you are interested in joining the lab as a post-doc, student, or technician please contact me at (Include your CV and a cover letter outlining your research and career goals.)
  • Prospective grad students should check deadlines and requirements for the Agronomy Graduate Program and/or the Interdepartmental Genetics Program.