Personnel updates

A few weeks ago, the lab group (and significant others) got together for a summer cook-out and to say farewell to postdoc Laura Shannon, who is starting her own potato breeding and genetics research program as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota!

We also recently welcomed two new people to the lab. Postdoc Sushan Ru (far right, second row) completed her PhD at Washington State University and will be investigating the use of genotyping-by-sequencing in potato. The other new group member is Filipe Matias (far right, first row), a visiting PhD student from the University of São Paolo ESALQ who is studying genomic selection in the autotetraploid (like potato) forage grass Brachiaria.