Team Members

Alphabetical Listing of all Team Members:

 

Julian Alston headshotJulian Alston
Trait Economics Team Leader

Distinguished Professor, University of California-Davis
2157 Social Sciences & Humanities, Davis, CA 95616
julian@primal.ucdavis.edu

 

 

Lance Cadle-Davidson's headshotLance Cadle-Davidson
Project Co-Director and Powdery Mildew Phenotyping Lead
Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
lance.cadledavidson@ars.usda.gov

 

Dario Cantu headshotDario Cantu
Grape Genetics Team

Associate Professor, University of California-Davis
2146 RMI – North Building, Davis, CA 95616
dacantu@ucdavis.edu

 

 


Matthew Clark headshot, holding a bin of grapes
Matthew Clark
Grape Breeding and Extension Teams

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
1970 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
clark776@umn.edu

 

 


Professor Anne Fennell's headshot
Anne Fennell
Grape Breeding and Grape Genetics Teams
Professor, South Dakota State University
254b Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory, Brookings, SD 57007 anne.fennell@sdstate.edu

 

 

David Gadoury headshotDavid Gadoury
Powdery Mildew Team

Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
dmg4@cornell.edu

 

 

Rosa Karina Gallardo's headshotRosa Karina Gallardo
Trait Economics Team

Associate Professor, Washington State University
2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371
karina_gallardo@wsu.edu

 

 

Fred Gouker

Fred Gouker
Project Manager
Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
feg23@cornell.edu

 

 

Harlene Hatterman-Valenti headshotHarlene Hatterman-Valenti
Grape Breeding Collaborator

Professor, North Dakota State University
Loftsgard Hall 470E, Fargo, ND 58108 H.Hatterman.Valenti@ndsu.edu

 


Chin-Feng Hwang
Chin-Feng Hwang
Grape Breeding Team
Professor, State Fruit Experiment Station, Missouri State University
9740 Red Spring Road, Mountain Grove, MO 65711 ChinFengHwang@missouristate.edu

 

Avinash Karn's headshot, with giant corn plants in the backgroundAvi Karn
Postdoc

Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
ak956@cornell.edu

 

 

Daniel Lacasa's headshotDaniel Lacasa
Postdoc
Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY, 14456
dm676@cornell.edu

 


Craig Ledbetter's headshot
Craig Ledbetter
Grape Breeding Team
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS CDPG
9611 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648 Ledbetter@ars.usda.gov

 

 


Jason Londo headshot - in front of a beautiful vineyard scene
Jason Londo
Grape Genetics Team Lead and Grape Breeding Team
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS GGRU
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
Jason.Londo@ars.usda.gov

 

 

Tim Martinson's headshotTimothy Martinson
Extension and Outreach Team Leader

Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
tem2@cornell.edu

 

 

Melanie Massonet's headshotMelanie Massonet, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Davis
2105 Robert Mondavi Institute-North Building, Davis, CA, 95616
mmassonnet@ucdavis.edu

Melanie is a postdoctoral associate in Dario Cantu’s lab in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. Melanie is in charge of the genome-wide transcriptional analyses of the breeding populations for powdery mildew resistance gene stacking and wine grape quality.

 

 

Michelle Moyer's headshotMichelle Moyer
Extension and Outreach Team
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA 99350
michelle.moyer@wsu.edu

 

 


Rachel Naegele headshot
Rachel Naegele
Grape Breeding and Fruit Quality Teams
Research Horticulturist, USDA-ARS CDPG
9611 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648 Naegele@ars.usda.gov

 

 

Mark Rea's headshotMark Rea
Powdery Mildew Team

Professor and Director, Lighting Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
ream@rpi.edu

 

 

Bruce Reisch in the fieldBruce Reisch
Project Director, Breeding and Local Phenotyping Team Lead
Professor, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
reisch@cornell.edu

 

 

Bradley Rickard's headshotBradley Rickard
Trait Economics Team

Associate Professor, Cornell University
450C Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
bjr83@cornell.edu

 

 

Gavin Sacks headshotGavin Sacks
Fruit Quality Team Leader

Associate Professor, Cornell University
411 Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY 14853
gls9@cornell.edu

 

 

Surya Sapkota's headshot, in a vineyard and holding a ziplock bag full of grapesSurya Sapkota
Postdoc

Cornell University
630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY, 14456
sds322@cornell.edu

 

 

Peter Schweitzer's headshotPeter Schweitzer
Grape Genetics Team
Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
149 Biotechnology Bldg., Ithaca, NY 14853
pas48@cornell.edu

 

 

Keith Streigler's headshotKeith Striegler
Extension and Outreach Collaborator

Grower Outreach Specialist, E.&J. Gallo Winery
21280 N. Kennefick Rd., Acampo, CA 95220
keith.striegler@ejgallo.com

 

 


Qi Sun's headshot
Qi Sun
Grape Genetics Team
Senior Research Associate, Cornell Bioinformatics Service Unit
618 Rhoades Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
QiSun@cornell.edu

 

 

Anna UnderhillAnna Underhill, Research Technician, USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit
630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY, 14456
anna.underhill@usda.gov

 

 

Janet van Zoeren's headshotJanet van Zoeren
Extension and Outreach Collaborator

Viticulture extension support specialist, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456
jev67@cornell.edu

 

 


Andrew Walker headshot
Andrew Walker
Grape Breeding Collaborator

Professor, University California-Davis
2152 RMI North Building, Davis, CA 95616
awalker@ucdavis.edu

 

 

Lu Yin headshotLu Yin
PhD candidate, University on Minnesota
Lu Yin works with Dr. Matthew Clark’s grape breeding program, investigating grape genetic resistance to phylloxera, a gall-forming insect pest of grapes.

 

 

Cheng ZouCheng Zou
Postdoc

Cornell University
Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850
cz355@cornell.edu