People

The CSU Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program is staffed by an extremely capable and dedicated team of researchers. Overall, our team has over 100 years of combined experience in wheat breeding spanning the spectrum from applied plant breeding, field trial management, seed production, genetics, experimental design and statistics, field phenotyping, end-use quality analysis, DNA marker analysis, wheat genomics, and bioinformatics. Our team is highly collaborative and dedicated to the improvement of wheat varieties and germplasm for the producers and industry that support our work. Information on our team members may be found below.

Scott D. Haley, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Wheat Breeder and Project Leader
scott.haley@colostate.edu
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img_4545John Stromberger
Senior Research Associate
Wheat Quality Laboratory Manager and
Field Trial Management
john.stromberger@colostate.edu

seifertScott Seifert
Research Associate IV
Greenhouse Manager and Field
Trial Management
scott.seifert@colostate.edu

Emily Hudson-Arns
Research Associate IV
Genotyping Lab Manager and Field
Trial Management
emily.hudson@colostate.edu

toriVictoria (Tori) Anderson
Research Associate IV
Ph.D. Graduate Student
Bioinformatics/Genomics Guru and Field
Trial Management
tori.anderson@colostate.edu

meenaMeenakshi Santra, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Doubled Haploid Lab Manager
meenakshi.santra@colostate.edu

hongHong Wang
Research Associate III
Doubled Haploid Lab Support
hongw224@gmail.com

Zaki Afshar
M.S. Graduate Student
Thesis Research – Disease Resistance Evaluation in Winter Wheat
Zaki.Afshar@colostate.edu


Brad Pakish
M.S. Graduate Student
Thesis Research – Wheat Stem Sawfly Resistance in Winter Wheat
bradley.pakish@gmail.com

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