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Bednarek Lab Members

Photo of Sebastian BednarekPrincipal Investigator
Sebastian Bednarek
Postdoctoral Fellows
Photo of Jon MayersJon Mayers
B.S. University of Minnesota-Duluth
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Biochemistry)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

My work focuses on understanding the function of SCD1 in membranetrafficking in plants. When I am not in lab I like spending time with my wife, friends and family as well as playing video games and fantasy football.

Graduate Students
Photo of Greg ReynoldsGregory Reynolds
B.S. University of Minnesota-Duluth (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
5th Year IPiB Graduate Student
William R. & Dorothy E. Sullivan Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

My work focuses on understanding the proteins that mediates clathrin coated vesicular trafficking in Arabidopsis through proteomic characterization of the vesicles. Outside of lab I enjoy spending my days outdoors in nature camping, backpacking, fishing, etc. Whenever possible I spend nights observing the stars, cultivating an amateur astronomy hobby.

Photo of Jessica CardenasJessica Cardenas
B.S. Mount St. Mary’s University (Biochemistry)
3rd Year IPiB Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Fellow

My work focuses on understanding the role of a pythohormone in proper cell division and expansion in plants. Outside of lab I like to play volleyball, hike, and do other outdoors activities.

Undergraduate Students
Photo of Genevieve Hoopes
 Genevieve Hoopes
Senior, Biochemistry

I currently work on two projects: 1) mapping a second site suppressor mutation in Arabidopsis and 2) assessing the interaction of two nucleating proteins during cytokinesis in Arabidopsis. In my free time I like to go for walks along the lakeshore path, read, and hang out with friends.



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Logan, Wright
Sophomore, Biochemistry

Past lab members

Gary Baisa
Current position:

Colleen M. McMichael
Current position:

Stevem L. Backues
Current position: Postdoc, Kilonsky Lab, University of Michigan

Dave Rancour
Current position: Research Molecular Biologist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Lisa M. Koch
Current position; Technician, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Soohkee Park
Current position: Postdoct, Mike Sheet Lab, UW-Madison

Catherine A. Konopka
Current position: Postdoc, Gardner Lab, University of Washington