News

  1. Welcome, Layne!

    Oct 28, 2019

    Layne Connolly has joined HCS as a joint lab technician between the Mercer and McHale labs. 

  2. Buen viaje, Jack!

    Sep 1, 2019

    Jack McCoy went to Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico to do chile pepper field collections with our collaborator, Lev Jardon-Barbolla and members of his lab.

  3. Congratulations, Dr. Bernau!

    Dec 11, 2018

    Vivian Bernau successfully defended her dissertation. Way to go, Vivian!

  4. Congratulations Dr. Pace!

    Nov 29, 2018

    Graduate Student Brian Pace passed his Ph.D. defense this month. Congratulations, Dr Pace!

  5. Chile pepper group meets in Columbus

    Nov 29, 2018

    In October 2018 the chile pepper team met face-to-face in Columbus to discuss our progress (and celebrate Dr. Mercer's birthday). It was a busy and productive three days and we look forward to seeing our colaborators, Lev Jardon and Michael Kantar, again soon!

  6. Jack McCoy, our new PhD student, has joined the lab!

    Jul 26, 2018

    Jack comes to us from New Mexico State University where he received his MS in breeding.  He will be working on genetics of drought tolerance in chile peppers, drawing heavily on germplasm from Mexico.  Welcome, Jack!

  7. Welcome, Patricia!

    Jun 1, 2018

    Patricia Leon is joining our lab this summer as part of the Summer Research Opportunity Program. She’s studying chile pepper root growth.

  8. Vivian Bernau gets a SEEDS grant!

    May 18, 2015

    Vivian (co-advised with Leah McHale), in collaboration with Nathan Taitano (van der Knaap lab), received a grant to support their proposal entitled, "Finding the genetic basis of use traits and climate adaptations in chile peppers (Capsicum spp.) of southern Mexico."  Congratulations, Vivian and Nathan!

  9. Brian Pace becomes a PhD candidate!

    May 18, 2015

    Congratuations to Brian for passing his candidacy exams!  Now he is off for a year in Chiapas, Mexico with his Borlaug grant to study environmental adaptation and genetic resource management in highland maize landraces.  Safe travels!

  10. Welcome, Vivian!

    Aug 22, 2014

    A new graduate student has joined the lab.  Vivian Bernau is starting a Masters and will be researching genetic diversity for environmental tolerances in chili pepper. She will be co-advised by Leah McHale. Welcome, Vivian!

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