VitisGen2 Team Leaders

Project Director and Breeding Lead:

Bruce Reisch in the fieldBruce Reisch, Professor, Cornell University
630 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
630 W. North 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:

Fred Gouker

Fred Gouker, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456

Fred Gouker facilitating internal communications among all Co-Project Directors, Key Personnel, Collaborators, and Advisory Panel members.

He additionally, coordinates reporting, organizes the annual project meeting, co-administers annual evaluations with Industry Advisory Panel representatives, and works with Extension and Outreach Team to translate research results into relevant outreach materials