Meet the current members of The Schatz Center:

Directors of the Schatz Center

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Faculty Members

  • Kim Steiner, Professor Emeritus of Forest Biology
  • Laura Leites, Associate Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
  • Jesse Lasky, Associate Professor of Biology
  • John Carlson, Past Director, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics, University Park

Lab Managers

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Graduate Students

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Post Doctoral Scholars

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Undergraduate Students

  • Jordan Basalyga

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  • Lucia Anderson

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  • Alden Stone

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Schatz Visiting Scholars, 2019-2021

  • Dr. Dorothy Tchapda Tchatchoua, Fulbright Scholar, Department of Agriculture, University of Maroua, Cameroon
  • Dr. Catherine Bodénès, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, Bordeaux, France
  • Dr. Rita Costa, the Portuguese National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research in Portugal
  • Dr. Margaret Staton, Associate Professor of bioinformatics, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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Contact Us

  • Associate Professor & Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics