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Hi Madeline Zwergel

Madeline is joining Dr. Carolina Torres’s Lab as a master’s student in the Fall of 2023. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin and received her BA in Environmental Studies and Geography, with a minor in Organic Agriculture, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Spring 2023. As an undergraduate, she worked in multiple labs in the […]

Welcome Ramesh Pilli

Ramesh is joining Dr. Jessica Waite’s lab as a Ph.D. student in the fall of 2023. He earned his Master’s degree from NDSU, where he focused on identifying genomic regions associated with cold hardiness in interspecific wine grapes. At WSU, his research focuses on genomics and transcriptomics of pome fruit physiology. Ramesh enjoys traveling, hiking, […]

Welcome Jacob Pitt

William Jacob Pitt is joining the Northfield lab as a post-doc. Jacob obtained his PhD in Entomology within the Department of Agricultural Biology at Colorado State University. His research primarily focused on understanding the effects of plant species on aphid transmission of potato virus Y (PVY), one of the most important pathogens of potato. Specifically, […]