Previous Lab Members
Emanoel S. Martins
Emanoel is a visiting scholar from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he is a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Grande Dourados and went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Lavras.
His research focus is quantitative genetics and he’s currently working on QTL Mapping and Genome-Wide associations to uncovering the genetic architecture of soybean resistance to the stink bug complex.
Marcus O. Olatoye
Marcus Olatoye is a postdoctoral research fellow working on the use of QTL selection and genomic selection for disease resistance in miscane hybrids. Marcus graduated from the Department of Agronomy Kansas State University where he worked in the lab of Geoffrey Morris on genomic analysis of agroclimatic traits in sorghum using nested association mapping and diversity panel.
Samuel B. Fernandes
Samuel worked as a postdoctoral research associate with Lipka Labs.
Samuel earned his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Brasilia and went on to earn his master’s degree and P.hD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Lavras. After working for two years as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Genomic Biology, he has joined The Lipka Lab to develop genomic tools to handle multivariate datasets.
His interests lie in further advance the knowledge in quantitative genetics using tools such as genome-wide associations, genomic prediction, and computer simulations.
Brian Rice is a PhD student who research focuses on detection of genomic variants that contribute to multiple phenotypic traits simultaneously.
Brian received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois in The Lipka Lab. His work focusing on fixed effects in the genomic prediction model RR-BLUP was recently published in The Plant Genome doi:10.3835/plantgenome2018.07.0052