The Morphology Lab crew

 

The labs of Dr. Dan Chitwood and Dr. Elizabeth Munch at Michigan State University. Top: Dr. Tim Ophelders, Mitchell Eithun, Dr. Dan Chitwood. Bottom: Dr. Elizabeth Munch, Dr. Michelle Quigley, Erik Amézquita.

 

Current and past Chitwood Lab members below. 

Dr. Michelle Quigley, Post-doc

Dr. Michelle Quigley, Post-doc

Michelle is co-advised by Dr. Elizabeth Munch (Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering) and comes with extensive X-ray CT experience, overseeing scans and reconstructions in the lab.

Dr. Tim Ophelders, Post-doc

Dr. Tim Ophelders, Post-doc

Tim is co-advised by Dr. Elizabeth Munch (Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering) and is developing Topological Data Analysis (TDA) methods to analyze X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) volumetric images.

Erik Amézquita, PhD student

Erik Amézquita, PhD student

Erik is co-advised by Dr. Elizabeth Munch (Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering) and is developing Topological Data Analysis (TDA) methods to analyze X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) volumetric images.

Mitchell Eithun, PhD student

Mitchell Eithun, PhD student

Mitchell is co-advised by Dr. Elizabeth Munch (Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering) and is developing Topological Data Analysis (TDA) methods to analyze X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) volumetric images.

Joey Mullins, Professorial assistant

Joey Mullins, Professorial assistant

Joey is an undergraduate researcher in the Professorial Assistant program. His goal is to enter medical forensics and he is undertaking anthropology projects in the lab.

Dr. Zoë Migicovsky, Post-doc

Dr. Zoë Migicovsky, Post-doc

Research Interests: Zoë studies graft-transmissible effects of rootstocks on grapevine shoots in California and is performing genetic mapping in apple for fruit shape and quality. Education: PhD, Biology, Myles Lab, Dalhousie University (2012-2017) MSc, Biological Sciences, Igor Kovalchuk Lab, University of Lethbridge (2010-2012) BScH, Biology, Acadia University (2006-2010) Click for link to Zoë's C.V.

Dr. Mao Li, Post-doc

Dr. Mao Li, Post-doc

Research interests: Mao is a member of Chitwood and Topp labs. She will be applying her expert knowledge of Persistent Homology to quantifying plant morphology in both leaves and roots. Education: PhD, Mathematics, Mio Lab, Florida State University (2010-2016) MS, Mathematics, Chen Lab, Fudan University (2007-2010) BS, Mathematics, Xiamen University (2003-2007) Click for link to Mao's C.V.

Dr. Viktoriya Coneva, Post-doc

Dr. Viktoriya Coneva, Post-doc

Research interests: Viktoriya is mapping leaf succulence genes in tomato and developing Caulerpa taxifolia as a model siphonous algae to study plant archtiecture without multicellularity. Education: Post-doc, Rothstein Lab, University of Guelph (2012-2014) PhD, Molecular Biology, Colasanti Lab, University of Guelph (2007-2012) B.S., Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Guelph (2006) Click for link to Viktoriya's C.V.

Dr. Margaret Frank, Post-doc

Dr. Margaret Frank, Post-doc

Research interests: Margaret studies graft-transmissible signals and phenotypes in tomato and is developing morphometric techniques to study color patterning in Coleus. Education: PhD, Scanlon Lab, Cornell University (2008-2014) B.A., Biology, Barnard College, (2003-2007) Click for link to Margaret's C.V.

Rebekah Mohn, 2016 REU student

Rebekah Mohn, 2016 REU student

Rebekah will be comparing the genetic basis of pepper leaf and fruit morphologies.

Halley Fowler, 2016 REU student

Halley Fowler, 2016 REU student

Halley will be studying grafting in Solanum species.

Stephanie Theiss, 2016 REU student

Stephanie Theiss, 2016 REU student

Stephanie is helping to map the genetic basis of leaf succulence in tomato.

Tommy Yu, Undergraduate researcher

Tommy Yu, Undergraduate researcher

Tommy is currently conducting a morphometric study on violin shape.

Darren Li, Undergraduate researcher

Darren Li, Undergraduate researcher

Darren is currently conducting a morphometric study on violin shape.

Jesse Angarano, former lab tech

Jesse Angarano, former lab tech

Jesse assisted Margaret in studying interspecific grafting within the Solanaceae.

Quaneisha Woodford, 2015 REU student

Quaneisha Woodford, 2015 REU student

Quaneisha conducted a morphometric study on how climate alters grapevine leaf morphology.

Susan Rundell, 2015 REU student

Susan Rundell, 2015 REU student

Susan conducted a morphometric study on how climate alters grapevine leaf morphology.

Carolyn Highland, 2014 REU student

Carolyn Highland, 2014 REU student

Carolyn measured stomatal densities in tomato introgression lines and verified QTL in the field.

Kristen Wendt, 2014 rotation student

Kristen Wendt, 2014 rotation student

Kristen rotated in the lab and worked on 3D surface modeling of meristems. She is now pursuing a PhD in Pakrasi Lab at WUSTL.

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