Lab Members

Current Members


Geunhwa Jung


Stockbridge School of Agriculture

206 Paige Lab

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003 

Phone: (413) 545-2243

Fax: (413) 577-0242


James “Jay” Popko

Research Associate

210 Paige Lab




Hyunkyu Sang

Ph.D. Candidate

220 Paige Lab



Elisha Allan-Perkins

Ph.D. Candidate

220 Paige Lab

Undergraduate Students

Codie LaPlante: Summer 2015-present

Robert Green: Spring 2014-present

Dawlyn Garcia: Fall 2014- present

Megan Brady: Fall 2014-present

Jacob Landeck: Spring 2015-present

Samantha Pinque: Spring  2015-present

Kayiul Wu: Spring 2015-present

Levi Lilly: Summer 2015-present

Visiting Scholars

Junli Li: November 2015 - August 2015

Lab Alumni


Jon Hulvey, Ph.D. : 2010-2014

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Biology Department, UMass Amherst.

Changho Ok, Ph.D.: 2009-2010

Maiko Inoue, Ph.D.: 2008-2010

Graduate Students

Marvin Seaman, M.S.

M.S. Plant and Soil Sciences, 2015

Thesis: Effect of Early Spring Dollar Spot and Preventative Snow Mold Fungicide Applications on DMI Sensitive and Insensitive Populations of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa.

Loreto Araneda, Ph.D.

M.S. Plant and Soil Sciences, 2011

Thesis: Comparitive Genome Analysis between Agrostis stolonifera and Members of the Pooideae Subfamily Including Brachypodium distachyon.

Research Associates

Katie Campbell-Nelson, M.S.: 2009 -2011

Visiting Scholars

Junghan Lee, Ph.D.: June 2014 - October 2014

Undergraduate Students

Da Yeon Park: July 2015

Song Uk Park: July 2015

June Woo Lee: July 2015

Patrick O’Loughlin: Spring 2015

Jayson Stoner: Spring 2014- Spring 2015

Nicole Boisvert: Fall 2014- Spring 2015

Joshua Lee: Spring 2015

Soun-Heang Lee: Spring 2013-Fall 2014

Victoria Kohler: Spring 2013-Spring 2014  

Sean Gillis: Spring 2013-Fall 2014

Dylan Kessler: Fall 2011-2013

Leah Zivalic:  Fall 2009-2010

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