Members of Our Lab

    Principal Investigator

  • Dr. Zhongchi Liu

    Professor (Ph.D. Harvard)
    zliu@umd.edu
    Lab: (301) 405-7927
    Liu Office: (301) 405-1586
    Fax: (301) 314-9082

Postdoctoral Researchers

Lei Guo

PhD (Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017)
guo@umd.edu
2018-

Junhui Zhou

PhD (Iowa State Univ., 2015)
junhui55@umd.edu
2015-

Graduate Students

John Sittmann

PHD student
jsittman@terpmail.umd.edu
2014-

Fuxi Wang

PHD student
fxwang@umd.edu
2015-

Dirk Joldersma

PHD student
djolders@umd.edu
2017-

Muzi Li

PHD student
limuzi92@terpmail.umd.edu
2018-

Yuwei Xiao

PHD student
ywxiao93@umd.edu
2019-

Visiting scholars and students

Xiaolong Huang

Visiting Scholar (2019-)

 

Undergraduate Students and Interns

Madison plunkert

2018-

Emmanuel Mgboji

2018-

Former Lab Members

(1)Former Postdoc and Graduate Students

Haley Wight

Former graduate student
haleywight18@gmail.com
2017-2018

Matthew Fischer

Former graduate student
mdfischer.blue@gmail.com
2016-2018

Julie Caruana

Former Postdoc (2012-2018)
Current position: Scientist at US Naval Research Lab

Rachel Maczis Shahan

Former PhD student (Ph.D. 2018)
Current Position: Postdoc at Duke University

Wanpeng Wang

Former PhD student (Ph.D. 2017)
Current Position: Postdoc at UCSF

Charles Hawkins

Former PhD student (2010-2016)
Current: BioCurator at Stanford Univ.

Dandan Li

Former PhD student (2010-2014)
Current:Postdoc at NCI

Chunying Kang

Former Postdoc (2010 - 2014)
Current:Professor at Huazhong Agricultural Univ.

Courtney Hollender

Former PhD Student (2007-2012)

Current: Assistant Professor at Michigan State Univ.

Songqing Ye

Former visiting Postdoc (2009-2012)
Current: Biostatistician (Oregon State Univ)

Chloe Mara

Former postdoc (2008-2010)

Vidyadhar Karmarkar

Former Graduate student (2006-2007)
Current:Scientist at Syngenta

Paja Sijacic

Former Postdoc (2007-2012)
Current: Postdoc at Emory Univ

Minh Bui

Former PhD student (2005-2009)
Current: Staff scientist at NIH

Boyana Grigorova

Former MS student
Current: a medical student at Bulgaria

Robert Franks

Former postdoc(1999-2002)
Current: Full professor at North Caroline State University

V. V. Sridhar

Former Postdoc (2002-2005)
Current: Assistant Professor at Univ. of New Orleans

Joann Conner

Former Postdoc(1998-2004)
Current:Assistant Research Scientist at College of Agriculture, Univ. of Georgia

Chunxin Wang

Former Graduate student(1997-2000)
Current:Research Fellow at NIH

Vincent Klink

Former Graduate student(1996-1997)
Current: Associate Professor at Mississippi State University

Anandkumar Surendrarao

Former Graduate student(2000-2002)
Current:Now PhD candidate at UC Davis

Xiaozhong Bao

Former Graduate student(1999-2004)
Current:Research Biologist at National Cancer Institute

Jayashree Sitaraman

Former Graduate student(1999-2004)
Current:Scientist at NIH

(2)Former Visiting Scholars and Students

Dongdong Li

Visiting PhD student from Zhejiang Univ., China (2016-2018)

Hongli Lian

Visiting Scholar from Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China (2016-2017)

Guoming Wang

Visiting PhD student from Nanjing Agriculture Univ., China (2017-2018)

 

Yuexue Liu

Visiting scholar from Shenyang Agricultural Univ. (2015-1016)

Wanpeng Xi

Visiting Scholar from Southwest Univ. China (2015-2016)

Jiaming Li

Visiting PhD student from Nanjing Agricultural Univ., China

Juxun Wu

Visting PhD student from Huazhong Agricultural University,China
wjxun3068@126.com
2014-2015

Jing Wang

Former visiting scientist (2012-2013)
Current: associate professor Horticulture Institute, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Najing, China

Huie Li

Former exchange graduate Student from China Northwestern Agriculture and Forestry Univ. (2007-2008)
Current:a teacher at Tibet

Fei Huang

Former visiting undergraduate Student from Sichuan Univ., China.(2006-2007)
Current: graduate student at Indiana-Purdue Univ.

(3)Former Undergraduate Students and interns

Caroline Gonter

2017-2018

Merixia Kunjal

2018-2018

Nicole Szeluga

2015-2018

Current Position: PhD student at Cornell Univ.

Nicholas often

2018

Chris Zawora

Bioinformatician (2016-2017)
Current position: PostBac at NIH

Nancy Ampadu

2017

 

Erin Schiksnis

2014-2017
Current: PhD student at UCSD

Lina Sobh

2015-2017
Current position: Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGD) Inc.

Marta Roman

2014-2016
Current: A student at Optometry school

Song Yun

Jan. 2016-August 2016

XiXi Zhou

2014-2015
Current: Harvard University Dental School

Ira Herniter

2011-2015
Current: PhD student at UC Riverside (Plant Science)

Stephanie Sansbury

2012-2014

Dae Ik Yi

2011-2014
Current:postbac at NIH

Yifan Wang

2012-2013
Current: Graduate student at Univ. of Michigan

Alyssa-Marie Currie

2010-2011

Anjani Kumar

2009-1010

Megan Lantner

2009

Channa Amarasekera

2006-2007
Current: medical student at Harvard Medical School

Parsa Hosseini

2005-2006
Current: working in a biotech company in Boston

Ranjani Iyer

2006-2007

Chris Frank

2008-2010
Current: a graduate student at Duke

Jillian Aquino

2008-2010

Toju Aldore

2009-2010

Sohan Warusha

2010-2013

Michael Wellen

2010

Aviva Geretz

former technician/undergraduate (2010-2013)

(4)Former Highschool Students

Yousuf Khan

2013 Summer
Current:undergraduate student of UMD

Howard Huang

2011 Summer
Current: a undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins

Dircelene Torres & Fatima Mboup

2007-2008

Nathan Lim

Highschool student (2008)
Undergraduate student (2010-2011)