Brad Nelms, Principal Investigator

My research focuses on understanding cell differentiation during plant reproduction using a combination of experimental and computational genomics. I moved from the biomedical sciences into plant biology after graduate school because I am inspired by the potential of basic plant research to impact food security and sustainability.

Mary Washburn, Graduate Student

My goal is to understand how plants respond to environmental stresses through the reproduction cycle. I’m interested in using my research to impact food security and expand our understanding of the reproductive process in a number of environments.

Taylor Strayhorn, Research Technician

Taylor is passionate about achieving conservation and sustainability goals through research.

Grant Freeman, Research Technician

My goal is to discover solutions to impact food security for current and future generations.

Michener Anthony, Undergrad Researcher

I aim to develop my laboratory techniques and collaboration skills while investigating plant genetics.