People

Principal Investigator
Name Position title Phone Email
Kristin Mercer Associate Professor 614-247-6394 mercer.97@osu.edu Principal Investigator
Graduate Students
Name Position title Phone Email
Jack McCoy Graduate Research Assistant 501-690-9877 mccoy.766@osu.edu Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
Name Position title Phone Email
Noah Kayafas Undergraduate Research Assistant kayafas.2@osu.edu Undergraduate Students
Katherine McNamara Undergraduate Research Assistant (419) 979-3601 mcnamara.309@osu.edu Undergraduate Students
Teagan Pfister Undergraduate Research Assistant pfister.50@osu.edu Undergraduate Students
Past Lab Members
Name Position title Phone Email
Salonas Ayad Undergraduate Researcher Past Lab Members
Vivian Bernau Graduate Research Assistant 614-247-8626 vbernau@gmail.com Past Lab Members
Noelymar Gonzalez Past Lab Members
Adam Kaddoura Undergraduate Researcher Past Lab Members
Matthew Kost Graduate Research Assistant, Horticulture & Crop Science 614-247-8626 matthew.kost@gmail.com Past Lab Members
Kelly Lewis Undergraduate Student Researcher Past Lab Members
Jing Luo Postdoctoral Researcher, Horticulture & Crop Science 614-247-8626 luojess@gmail.com Past Lab Members
Brian A Pace Graduate Research Assistant 614-247-8626 brianapace@gmail.com Past Lab Members
Samantha Primer Undergraduate Researcher Past Lab Members
Sandra Arce Renta Student Researcher Past Lab Members
Riya Vyas Undergraduate Researcher Past Lab Members
Alexa Weiss Undergraduate Researcher Past Lab Members

News

  1. Congratulations Dr. Pace!

    Nov 29, 2018

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!