Ray Ming - rming@life.illinois.edu Professor of Plant Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Director, FAFU and UIUC-SIB Joint Center for Genomics and Biotechnology
Feel free to contact the lab members if you are interested in more information regarding our lab.
UIUC Team
Julie Nguyen - sex determination in plants
Fan Zhu - Genetics and genomics of sugarcane
Neha Pandey - Generation of sex determination gene network and identification of female sterile genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
Dessiree Zerpa - Discovering the functions of genes on the papaya MSY through TILLING
Li'ang Yu - Chracterization of Sex chromosomes in spinach
Yinghui Xin - C4 photostnthesis and stomata regulatroy genes in pineapple
Visiting Scientists
Youjing Deng - Genomic view on interaction between Tremella fuciformis and Annulohypoxylon stygium
Yanling Zhao - Characterizing genes involved in polyphenol biosynthesis.
Melina Mancini - Genetics and genomic of sugarcane
Liming Wang - Evolution of different genome ploidy level in Saccharum Spontaneum
Tahira Jatt - Cytogenetics and sex chromosome of Date palm ( Phoenix dactylifera L)
Former Members
ChuanLiang Deng - Evolution of sex determination gene(s) in spinach
Jennifer Wai - Function genomic study of papaya sex determination; Characterization of gene function in papaya by TILLING
Setu Chakrabarty - Female sterility in Arabidopsis
Will Wadlington - Genetics of sex determination in spinach: Sequencing spinaches X and Y sex chromosomes, characterizing genes that confer monoecy. Will Wadlington's LinkedIn
Mei Yang - Molecular mechanisms controlling flowering duration in lotus
Yinghui Xin - Promoter characterization of a Y-link gene cloned from hermaphrodite papaya
Burak Cetin - Promotor analysis for candidate sex determination gene
Liwu Zhang - Discovering biomass genes in kenaf
Danilo Lima Neves - Designing markers for fungal resistance
Yanhong Shen - Characterizing genes involved in fruit coloration
Evi Rondo - Discovering novel sex determination genes in Arabidopsis
Kevin Milla - Expression of papaya sex determination genes
Vimel Rattina - Master student in computational biology from l'Universite d'Evry Val d'Essonne (UEVE, France), the main subject of the internship was the integration of organelle genomic sequences into the nuclear genome of 14 Coffea. LinkedIn
Marija Pushko - Sugarcane improvement by investigating high biomass cultivars
Jingping Fang - Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes (TILLing) for detecting targeted mutations in papaya
Jennifer Han - Evolution of sex chromosomes, functional genomic analysis of sex determination and peduncle length regulation in Carica papaya
Robert Van Buren - Sex determination in papaya, sex chromosome evolution in plants, flowering gene networks, and comparative genomics and molecular genetics of tropical fruit trees
Jie Arro - Analysis of starch production and domestication of sugarcane
Pedro Juan Sola Campoy - Exploring sex determining region through next generation sequencing in pistachio (Pistacia vera)
Andrea Garavito, PhD -Genetic mapping in macadamia and coffee populations
Romain Guyot, PhD - Bioinformatics in coffee, visiting from IRD "Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement" EVODYN team
James Walsh - Analysis of the lignin pathway in sugarcane
Rishi Aryal - Molecular mechanism of sex reversal in papaya
Laura Chatham
Chris Deamont
Daniel Weber - Blackberry genetics and computational biology
Jamille Dictado
Uttam Singh
Lei-ting Li - Comparative analysis of the papaya genome and functional analysis of X- and Y-specific regions in papaya
Aiqin Wang - Analysis of the cellulase gene family in sugarcane
Fanchang Zeng - Understanding and implementing all aspects of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics to explore molecular basis relating to sex determination and evolution in plants
Andrea Gschwend - Post-doc, University of Chicago Carica papaya
Qiong Zhang - Staff Scientist, Wuhan Botanical Garden, China
Felipe Nebo - PhD student in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP - Brazil)
Jisen Zhang - Professor, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
Lin Zhu - PhD Student, Jilin University, China
Haiping Xin - Staff Scientist, Wuhan Botanical Garden, China
Brandon James - PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cuixia Chen - Professor, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Jan Murray - Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada
Jong-Kuk Na - National Academy of Agriculture Science, Korea
Jianping Wang - Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Andrea L. Blas - Post-Doc, Centre de Recerca Agrigenómica, Spain
Chengming Liu - Visiting Scientist, Professor, South China Agriculture University
Meghan R. Jones - Virginia Tech    
Rachel L. Skelton - PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Qingyi Yu - Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Virginie Lachaise - Visiting Undergraduate student, France
Moriah Eustice - PhD Student, UC San Diego
Olivia J. Veatch - PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Makandar Ragiba - Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad, India
Joseph W. Charlton - Mexico
Heather M. Pearl - UC Berkely
Christine M. Ackerman - PhD Student, Northwestern University
Raji Srinivasan - Visiting Graduate Student, University of Hawaii
Mark W. Crepeau - UC Davis
Zhiyong Liu - Professor, China Agriculture University    
Hao Ma - Research Scientist, University of West Virginia
Minna S. Kim - CIA
Cecila Y. Kato - USDA, ARS
Denise L. Steiger - Hawaii