VitisGen2 Team Leaders

Project Director and Breeding Lead:

Bruce Reisch in the fieldBruce Reisch, Professor, Cornell University
635 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456

Bruce Reisch is a project Co-Director for the VitisGen2 project.  He leads the breeding and local phenotyping team, tests new VitisGen2 technology, and interacts with all team members.

Project Co-Director and Powdery Mildew Lead:

Lance Cadle-Davidson's headshotLance Cadle-Davidson, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit
738 Castle St., Geneva, NY 14456

Lance is a project Co-Director, leads the powdery mildew phenotyping team, and serves on the genetics and breeding teams. His role is to provide germplasm, strategies, protocols, and marker technology to make powdery mildew resistance breeding easy, efficient, and effective.

Project Manager:

Ugo IkeoguUgochukwu “Ugo” Ikeogu, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
635 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456 

Ugo has a dual role in VitisGen2 as Project Manager and as a Post-Doctoral Associate. As project manager, he facilitates communications between the teams, and keeps the project organized and running smoothly. In addition, he has vast experience with genetics and phenotyping.