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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-1624.
Current Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Undergraduate Students
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Lynn, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Former Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff
Murray Kapell, M.D.
Not pictured: Jennifer Baeten