Vamsi J Nalam, Ph.D.
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Colorado State University
1177 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Current Lab Members
Dr. Jinlong Han
Jinlong completed his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Spring 2022. His current project involves developing a better understanding of plant-aphid interactions by focusing on salivary effectors. His second project involves evaluating if synthetic peptides are effective in controlling the spread of PVY.
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Daniel is originally from Washington D.C. After high school, he attended CSU in Fort Collins and graduated in 2020 with a BS in biology w/ a botany concentration. During his undergraduate he worked in labs at CSU and abroad, focusing on synthetic biology and plant-insect interactions. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in the CMB program. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and growing plants.
M.S. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Rebecca graduated from University of Washington with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Previously she studied cold storage diseases and fungal pathogens of several apple and pear cultivars in central Washington. Her current focus on the role of PAD4 splice variants in plant defense to biotic factors..
M.S. Student, Graduate Research Assistant
Jennifer's research will focus on developing to better study the infection process of potato necrotic viruses such as Potato Virus Y, Potato Mop Top Virus and Tobacco Rattle Virus
Previous Lab Members
Shailesh Raj Acharya (MS, 2017 - 2020)
Stephen Wyka (PhD, 2018 - 2020): Computational Biologist, LifeMine Therapeutics
Patrick Selig (MS, 2015 - 2017): Wastewater/Water Operations Specialist, F&V Operations
Kumud Joshi (MS, 2015 - 2017): Ph.D. Candidate Bowling Green State University
Peter Saya II