Personnel

Irwin Goldman

Irwin has been a faculty member at UW-Madison since 1992 and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Horticulture. He is a plant breeder and runs breeding programs on carrot, onion, and table beet. Irwin teaches courses in plant breeding and genetics, vegetable crops, plants and human wellbeing, and evolutionary biology. You can contact him at ilgoldma@wisc.edu or 608-262-1624.


Current Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Undergraduate Students

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 LynnMaherPortrait  Lynn Maher

Lynn, lcmaher@wisc.edu, is a Ph.D. student working on breeding, genetics, and biosynthesis of  geosmin in table beet. Lynn has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Claire LubyClaire Luby at OSSI Rally

Claire, cluby@wisc.edu, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on open source plant breeding. Claire has a B.S. degree from Middlebury College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chris D'Angelo Crescio Farm August 2013  Chris D’Angelo

Chris, cjdangelo2@wisc.edu, is a Ph.D. student working on the genetic and environmental control of vernalization in onion. Chris has a B.S. from Cornell University.


Solveig Hanson

Solveig, shanson7@wisc.edu, is a graduate student working on genetic aspects of flavor and culinary quality in table beet. Solveig has a B.A. from Grinnell College, and extensive experience as an organic farmer and the seed industry.


Katharina Wigg

Katharina Wigg

Katharina Wigg is a graduate student working on breeding for resistance to Rhizoctonia solani in table beet. Katharina has a B.S. from Iowa State University.


Scott Brainard (Joining August, 2017)

 

 


Undergraduate Students


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Matthew Mirkes


 

Hannah DePorter

Hannah DePorter

Alex Bauch

Alex Bauch

 

Taylor Sefzik

Taylor Sefzik

 

Iszie Tigges-Green

Iszie Tigges-Green




Former Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff

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Girard Gorelick


Ryan Alpers

 

 

 

Ryan Alpers


Jason Holman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Holman

ChristinaChristina Arnt

 

 

 

Sara ArscottSara Arscott, Ph.D.

 

 

 

margaret_branson1_smallMargaret Branson

 

 

 

Nick_in_Greenhouse1_smallD. Nicholas Breitbach

 

 

 

Bill Briggs and StudentsBill Briggs, Ph.D.

 

 

 

janJan Debaene, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eaganKaren Eagen, M.S.

 

 

 

EllieAmyGCMSAmy Freidig (right), M.S.

 

 

growing_emilie_smEmilie Dirkse Hansen, M.S.

 

 

Jeremy Hart and Greg Vogel, 2013  Jeremy Hart

Jeremy (left)


marilyn_smallMarilyn H. Y. Hovius, Ph.D.

 

 

veronicagaertner_smallVeronica Justen, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Murray Kapell, M.D.

IMG_0125Bjorn Karlsson

 

 

 

 

tom_koch_smallTom Koch, Ph.D.

 

 

IMG_0123Molly Lloyd

 

 

 

LynnMaherPortraitLynn Maher

 

 

 

CarrotsAinslieMcMasterAinslie McMaster

 

 

 

Natlaie and AmyNatalie Mello (left), Amy Freidig (right)

 

 

 

KathrynKathryn Orvis, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EllieOttUWRFEllie Ott

 

 

marypicMary Palmer

 

 

 

 

Heidi_Platt1_smallHeidi Platt

 

 

louisa1Louisa Poon, Ph.D., DVM

 

 

 

 

 

 

KarenKaren Sanguinet, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

MaggieSMaggie Schaber, M.S.

 

 

 

schroeckGeoffrey Schroeck

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACrystal Stewart, M.S.

 

 

 

Allison and ChristinaAllison Tiefenthaler (left), Christina Arnt (right)

 

 

 

tozukaAzumi Tozuka, M.S.

 

 

 

cristyChristy Walcher

 

 

 

minMin Wang, Ph.D.

 

 

 

IMG_0124Beth Workmaster

 

 

 

Lauren with in situ vern plants  Lauren Brzozowski

   Gregory VogelGreg Vogel Beet Harvest 2012

 

 

 

Not pictured: Jennifer Baeten