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Juan Luis
 

Dr. Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes

Professor

     
 
Heba
 

 

Dr. Heba M. Y. Abd-Elgaffar

Laboratory Manager

 

     
 

Caroline

Rafael

Jason Burris

 

Dr. Caroline Placidi de Bortoli

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Rafael Ferreira Dos Santos

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Jason Burris

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 
Current Students and Visitors
 
Swati
Tejas
Aria
 

Swati Mishra

PhD Graduate Research
Assistant (EPP)

Tejas Rao

PhD Graduate Research
Assistant (EPP)

Aria Deluna

MS Graduate Research Assistant (EPP)

  Dawson kerns

 
 

Dawson Kerns

PhD Graduate Research Assistant (EPP)

Dr. Haitao Li

Visiting Scholar
Northeast Agricultural Universiy (Chinal)

   
 
 
Lab Staff
 
Selina Brown
 

Selina Brown

Lab Research Assistant

 

 

 
Lab Visitors and Alumni
Juan Ferre Manzanero
Jonathan Duran Willis
Angeles Cancino
 

Dr. Juan Ferre Manzanero

Visiting Professor (2007)
University of Valencia

Jonathan D. Willis

MS (2007-2009)
Now: PhD student (UT)

Angeles Cancino Rodezno

PhD student (UNAM)
(2007-2009)

 
Angelina Billinger
Weibing Shi
Chuck Gouffon
 

Angelina Billinger

Undergrad Lab Assistant
(2008)

Dr. Weibing Shi

CSC Visiting Professor (08-09)
Now at: Roche

Chuck Gouffon

Resarch Assistant
(2008-2009)

 
Caryn Carter
Leo Poorvin
Munawar Saleem
 

Caryn Carter

Undergrad Lab Assistant
(2009-2010)

Dr. Leo Poorvin

Postdoc (2010-2011)
Now at: Arch Chemicals Inc.

Munawar Saleem Ahmad

HEC Visiting PhD student (2010-11) University of the Punjab

 
Cristina Crava
Derek
Anais
 

Cristina Crava

Visiting PhD student (2011) University of Valencia

Derek Shirley

MS (2009-2011)

Anais S. Castagnola

PhD (2007-2011) Now Postdoc at University of Arizona

 
Dawn Sikora
Cris Oppert
Siva Jakka
 

Dawn Sikora

MS student (2010-2012)

Dr. Cris Oppert

Postdoctoral Associate
Asssitant Research Professor (2007-2013)

now at Bayer CropScience

 

Siva R. K. Jakka

PhD (2009-2013) Now Postdoc at Iowa State University

now at Valent

 
Liang
Lanzhi Han
Victoria Knight
 

Liang Gong

CSC PhD visiting student
(2011-2013)

Dr. Lanzhi Han

CSC visiting scholar (2012-2013)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Victoria Knight

Undergrad Lab Assistant (2011-2014)

 
Diego
Can Zhao
Nilson
 

Diego Villanueva Mejia

PhD visiting student 2014
EAFIT and Universidad Nacional (Colombia)

Can Zhao

PhD visiting student
(2013-2015)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Jilin University (China)

Nilson Rodrigues Da Silva

CAPES PhD visiting student
(2014-2015)
University of Vicosa (Brazil)

 
Jerreme
Likun
Tamer
 

Jerreme Jackson

PhD (2008-2015) Now Postdoctoral Associate Oklahoma State University

Dr. Likun Long

CSC Visiting Scholar (2014-2015)
Jilin Academy of Agricultural Science (China)

Dr. Tamer A. Mashtoly

Visiting Scholar (2015)
Ain Shams University (Egypt)

 
Nilson
Philip
Camila
 

Dr. Ping Song

CSC Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)
Agricultural University of Hebei (China)

Philip Moore

Research Associate (2015-2016) now at Pennsylvania State University

Camila Soares Figueiredo

CAPES PhD visiting student (2016)

Universidade Estadual Paulista Sao Paulo (Brazil)

 
Rubina
Nicholas
Nicholas
 

Rubina Mushtaq

HEC PhD visiting student (2016)

University of the Punjab (Pakistan)

Nicholas Gladstone

Undergrad Lab Assistant

(2014-2016)

Amy Michael

Lab Research Assistant

(2016)

 
Lin Niu
Rongmei
Amy Michaels
 

Lin Niu

CSC PhD visiting student (2016-2017)

Huazhong Agricultural University (China)

Dr. Rongmei Liu

Visiting Associate Professor (2016-2017)

Northeast Agricultural University of Harbin (China)

Saxon McDonald

Lab Research Assistant

(2016-2017)

 
Joaquin
Rahul
Lucas
 

Joaquin Gomis Cebolla

Visiting PhD Student (2017) Universitat de Valencia (Spain)

Dr. Rahul Banerjee

PhD student and postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2018) now at Univ. of Florida

Lucas Hietala

MS Graduate Research
Assistant (2016-2018)

 
Ahmad
Rashini
Jianfeng
 

Ahmad Raza

Visiting PhD Student (2017-2018) National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Pakistan)

Rashini Beragama Arachchi

Visiting PhD Student (2018) Industrial Technology Institute University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Dr. Jianfeng Zhong

Visiting Scholar (2017-2018) Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)

 
Nayma
Ratnasri
Luciana
 

Naymã Dias

Visiting PhD Student (2019) (Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil)

Ratnasri Mallipeddi (Pothula)

EPP PhD Graduate Research
Assistant (2015-2018)

Luciana Belmont

CAPES Visiting PhD Student (2018-2019) (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil)

 
Matheus
Giordano
Mulundu
 

Matheus Montefusco de Oliveira

Volunteer Lab Research Assistant (2018-2019)

Giordano Assirati

Volunteer Lab Research Assistant (2019)

Mulundu Mwila

USAID Borlaug Fellow Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (2019)

 
Jim Dee
Dylan Parker
Sergio de Bortoli
 

James (Jim) Dee

Research Associate (2018-2019)

Dylan Parker

Research Assistant (2018-2019)

Dr. Sergio de Bortoli

Visiting Professor
Sao Paulo State University, Brazil (2020)

       

 

Dr. Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
The University of Tennessee
370 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E. J. Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37996
Tel: (865) 974-5931
jurat@utk.edu