People in the Lab

John Burke, Principle Investigator [e-mail]
Professor of Plant Biology
Ph.D. in Genetics (1999), University of Georgia
B.S. in Genetics & Cell Biology (1993), University of Minnesota

Andrea Dixon, Postdoctoral Research Associate [e-mail]
Ph.D. in Botany (2014), Washington State Univ
B.A. in Biology and History (2008), Univ of Central Missouri

Emily Dittmar, Postdoctoral Research Associate [e-mail]
Ph.D. in Plant Biology (2017), Michigan State Univ
B.S. in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology (2007), Univ of Central Missouri

Caitlin Ishibashi, Ph.D. Student [e-mail]
B.S. in Biology (2011), Pepperdine Univ

Rishi Masalia, Ph.D. Student [e-mail]
B.S. in Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology (2012), Univ of Arizona

Ashley Earley, Ph.D. Student [e-mail]
B.A. in Biology (2015), Washington Univ, St. Louis

Lab Alumni

John Bowers – Assistant Research Scientist

Irina Calic – Postdoctoral Researcher
Adam Bewick – Postdoctoral Researcher
Savithri Nambeesan – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jonathan Corbi – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jennifer Mandel – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jessica Barb – Postdoctoral Researcher
Mark Chapman – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jennifer Dechaine – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jutta Burger – Postdoctoral Researcher
Aizhong Liu – Postdoctoral Researcher
Catherine Pashley – Postdoctoral Researcher

Ed McAssey – Ph.D. Student
Evan Staton – Ph.D. Student
Stephanie Pearl – Ph.D. Student
Natasha Sherman – Ph.D. Student
David Wills – Ph.D. Student

Tyler Fletcher – Research Technician
Jeff Roeder – Research Technician
Mike Payne – Research Technician
John Hvala – Research Technician
Jessica Wenzler – Research Technician
Ben Stephens – Research Technician
Tamara Berthel – Research Technician