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 email@example.com or 608-262-1624.
Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Undergraduate Students
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Lynn, firstname.lastname@example.org completed her Ph.D. in late 2017 working on breeding, genetics, and biosynthesis of geosmin in table beet. Lynn is currently a carrot breeder with Bejo Seeds in Idaho.
Claire, email@example.com, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois, having recently completed her Ph.D. working on carrot breeding and genetics.
Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org, recently completed his Ph.D. working on the genetic and environmental control of vernalization in onion. Chris is a sweetcorn breeder with Illinois Foundation Seed in Wisconsin.
Solveig, email@example.com, 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 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 is a graduate student working on the genetic control of market class and root shape in carrot. Scott has an M.S. from Wageningen University and a B.A. from Swarthmore.
Former Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff
Murray Kapell, M.D.
Not pictured: Jennifer Baeten