2018 Clemson Integrated Plant Sciences Symposium

Presented by Clemson Translational Genomics Association and The DuPont Pioneer Symposia Series

Clemson Translational Genomics Association and the Dupont Pioneer Symposia Series Present: Clemson University Integrated Plant Sciences Symposium on April 20th, 2018


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Matthew Murphy, Conference Chair

Matthew Murphy is a student in Plant and Environmental Sciences. His research interests include genetic diversity, breeding,  and computational biology. In addition to chairing the conference, Matthew finds the time to enjoy reading and running!

Contact - mdm6@g.clemson.edu 


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Andrew Disharoon, Vice Chair

I grew up in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia graduating in 2016 with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor Plant Pathology. I've had several internships at botanical gardens and in the agriculture industry. Now I've joined Clemson University as a PhD student working on computational genetics using plants as model systems.

Contact - andrewdish@gmail.com


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Arlyn "AJ" Ackerman, Administrator

Arlyn "A.J." Ackerman is currently a PhD candidate in Genetics. His research  interests  include plant breeding,  genetics and biotechnology specifically with  maize and soy. He currently researches maize lodging resistance under Dr. Rajandeep Sekhon.

Contact - arlyna@clemson.edu

 

 

 


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Juliet Wilkes, Treasurer

Juliet is a PhD student in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department studying resistance to plant parasitic nematodes, working with Dr. Paula Agudelo. Her current research projects look to characterize the resistance to reniform nematode in soybean and identify SNP markers associate with resistance traits. She received her Bachelor’s at Texas A&M and her Master’s degree at the University of Arkansas working on root-knot and soybean cyst nematodes on soybean.

Contact - jfultz@clemson.edu


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Taylor Ferebee, Speaker Liaison &  Web Administrator

Taylor Ferebee is currently a PhD student in Mathematical Sciences. She is a recipient of the USDA National Needs Fellowship for training in Computationally Intensive Genomic Analyses and Applications. Her academic interests include mathematical biology, high dimensional data exploration/mining, applied statistics under Bayesian paradigms, sports analytics, and science communication. In addition to studying, Taylor enjoys violin, the Food Network, watching sports, 1920 - 1960 film, and attending pub trivia. 

Contact - tferebe@clemson.edu

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Lindsay Shields, Scheduling Manager

Lindsay Shields is currently a PhD student in Genetics. She is a recipient of the USDA National Needs Fellowship for training in Computationally Intensive Genomic Analyses and Applications.  Her academic interests include conservation genetics, crop improvement, and food security. Lindsay is also an advocate of the "3 B's" (Botany, Beer, and Books).

Contact - lkshiel@g.clemson.edu

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Sarah Powers, Hospitality Manager

Sarah Powers is currently a PhD student in Genetics. She is a recipient of the USDA National Needs Fellowship for training in Computationally Intensive Genomic Analyses and Applications.  Her research interests include LncRNAs and economically important crops. Sarah also is a lover of cats, MAC lipsticks, Harry Potter, and beer!

Contact - spower2@g.clemson.edu

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William Slater, Marketing Advisor

William Slater is currently a PhD student in Plant and Environmental Sciences. He is a recipient of the USDA National Needs Fellowship for training in Computationally Intensive Genomic Analyses and Applications. His research interest primarily includes medicinal plants. In addition to this interest, William enjoys literature, hiking, art, and music.

Contact - slaterwilliam0@gmail.com 

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Sirjan Sapkota, Social Media Lead

Sirjan Sapkota is currently a PhD student in Plant and Environmental Sciences. He is interested in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics for crop improvement. He is working on the genomic prediction of grain yield and associated traits in sorghum under the advisement of Dr. Stephen Kresovich.

Contact - ssapkot@g.clemson.edu

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