People in the Franks' Lab

Robert G. Franks, Ph.D. (Bob)

Email: rgfranks@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University - 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience from the University of California at Los Angeles - 1994
  • Postdoctoral Research in Molecular Genetics of Floral Development at the University of Maryland - 1998-2001
  • Postdoctoral Research in Molecular Genetics of Floral Development at the University of California at Berkeley - 2001-2003

I got my Ph.D. with Steve Crews from the Interdepartmental Program for Neuroscience at UCLA. I then did postdoctoral work with Zhongchi Liu at the University of Maryland, College Park and with Bob Fischer at UC Berkeley. See Research for more information.

bhupinder sehra M.Sc.

Email: bsehra@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Earning Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from North Carolina State University - 2011-Ongoing

gonzalo Villarino

Email: ghvillar@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Ph.D. Horticulture - Cornell University

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miguel flores-vergara

Email:maflores@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science - Metropolitan Autonomous Universit, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ph.D - NCSU - Plant Biology
  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Michigan State University - with Steve van Nocker

 

brian sullivan

Email: bjsulliv@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science - Lehigh University

Undergraduate students

Bryson Deanhardt

Email: bkdeanha@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Currently earning his Bachelor of Science Genetics

 

Jacob Vasser

Email: jrvasser@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Recently finished his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Looking into graduate schools in Plant Biology or positions in RTP

 

xavious allen

Email: xjallen@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Currently earning his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

 

Grace foley

Email: kgfoley2@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Currently earning her Bachelor of Science in Genetics

 

storm Morgan

Email: semorga2@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Currently earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Spanish

 

Former Lab Members

April Wynn, M.Sc.

Email: anwynn2@ncsu.edu
Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from McMurry University - 2004 - graduated summa cum laude
  • Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University - 2006
  • Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University

Now an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary's College of Maryland

Michael Schwartz

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Education:

  • Earning a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University - 2010-Ongoing. Majoring in Plant Biology

 

 

David Higgins

Education:

  • Earning Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology and Genetics from North Carolina State University - 2008-2012

David is a graduate student in Plant Biology at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Andrew Seaman

Education:

  • Earning a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University - 2011-Ongoing. Majoring in Genetics

 

 

 

Ashley Jones (Loray)

Education:

  • Earning Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology and Zoology from North Carolina State University - 2008-2012

Loray received her Masters degree from the University of Texas, Austin

Kurtis Dluge

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University - 2010
  • Earning Doctor of Philosophy in Functional Genomics from North Carolina State University - 2011-Ongoing

Curtis is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Ralph Dewey in crop science

Beth Rueschhoff, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biology from North Carolina State University - 2009
  • Postdoctoral Research in Arabidopsis Floral Development at North Carolina State University - 2009-2011

Beth is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Southeast.

Nathan Bihlmeyer

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University - 2011
  • Earning Doctor of Philosophy in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University - 2011-Ongoing

I am current working on proving the hypothesis that the proteins SEUSS, SEUSS-LIKE 1, SEUSS-LIKE 2, LEUNIG, and AINTEGUMENTA are part of a multimeric complex that represses the gene AGAMOUS in Arabidopsis using in vitro protein techniques.

Nathan is now a graduate student in Human Genetics program at Johns Hopkins University

Staci Nole-Wilson, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University Southeast - 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia - 2004
  • Doing Postdoctoral Research in Molecular Genetics of Floral Development at North Carolina State University - 2005-2011
  • Staci is now an Adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Southeast.

Chunmiao Feng, Ph.D. (Mia)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Fudan University at Shanghai, China - 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biology from North Carolina State University - 2011

Mia is now a postdoc researcher at Duke University in Meng Chen's lab.

Sridevi Azhakanandam, M.Sc.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Madras at Chrompet, India - 1995
  • Master of Science in Botany from the University of Madras at Tambaram, India - 2000

Sridevi is a research specialist at NCSU in Entomology working with David Tarpy.

Fang Bao, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, from Northwest Forest College in Shaanxi, China - 1994
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry from Beijing Normal University - 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China - 2002
  • Postdoctoral Research, University of California at Riverside - 2002-2004
  • Postdoctoral Research, North Carolina State University - 2005-2009

Fang is now an Associate Professor at Bejing Normal University in Bejing China