Senior Research Assistant II
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry
Length of service: 
25 years

I am a lab manager and a Senior Faculty Research Assistant II in Forest Biotechnology Laboratory (FBL) and the Tree Biosafety and Genomics Research Cooperative in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at OSU. My research work focus on developing efficient and reliable regeneration and transformation systems and protocols to genetically engineer poplar, sweetgum, and eucalypt trees; Altering reproductive pathways to engineer sterile plants and control flowering time in trees; Producing semi-dwarfism in transgenic poplar trees; Conducting functional genomics research. As FBL manager, I am responsible for ensuring smooth functioning of the laboratory. I precisely schedules multiple tasks for a variety of research projects to ensure each project is in progress. I have been an author or co-author on 53 peer review publications. I supervised hundreds of student workers and graduate students at OSU. Working with students is one of the most gratifying parts of my work