Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Faculty and Staff

Core Personnel

Lyle Craker, Program Director
Crop Physiology

Nathaniel Putnam, Program Coordinator
Educational Outreach

Jun-Pill Baek, Post-Doctoral Associate
Medicinal Plant Physiology

Maiko Inoue, Post-Doctoral Associate
Molecular Biology

Cynthia Barstow
Natural Products Marketing

Chris Kilham

Chris Marano
Clinical Herbalism

Nazim Mamedov
Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany

Visiting researchers

Rehab Behairy, Seed Technology Research Department, Field Crop Research Institute Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Giza, Egypt

Mohamed El-Danasoury, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

Affiliated Personnel

Loraine Cordeiro, Ph.D. - Nutrition
John Gerber, Ph.D. - Sustainable food and farming
Allen Barker, Ph.D. - Organic cultivation
Jean Giblette, B.S. - Asian medicinal plants
Emily Mooney, Ph.D. - Conservation biology
Stephen Herbert, Ph.D. - Field production
Robert Lussier, B.S. - Agricultural engineering
Guy Lanza, Ph.D. - Environmental science
Khaled Nasr - Organic chemistry
Kalidas Shetty, Ph.D. - Biotechnology
Robert Wick, Ph.D. - Plant pathology

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