Computational Support

Gabriel Gesteira

 

Gabriel Gesteira is a Ph.D. candidate in Plant Breeding and Genetics at the “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). His current work focuses on the development of computational tools and their application to linkage and QTL mapping in Panicum maximum, an autotetraploid species. His interests involve polyploidy, plant breeding, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, and programming. He will be helping attendees at the Virtual Project Meeting and Training Workshop through the R Bootcamp and the SCRI Polyploid Computing Support Group.
   
Filipe Matias

 

Filipe Matias is a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Dr. Jeff Endelman. He has research interests in quantitative genetics, genomic selection, genomic association of polyploid species, and high-throughput phenotyping. Matias will be helping attendees with the SCRI Polyploid Computing Support Group.

   
Jeekin Lau

 

Jeekin Lau is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University. I currently work on utilizing and comparing available genetic tools for tetraploid roses. I have experience using tetraploid SNP-array-based genotyping, genotype calling, linkage mapping, and QTL mapping for disease and horticultural traits. Jeekin will be helping attendees with the SCRI Polyploid Computing Support Group.

   
Maria Caraza-Harter

 

Maria Caraza-Harter is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Endelman Lab. She earned a Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison studying the genetics of skin set and color in red potatoes. Her main interests are in quantitative genetics and genomic association for quality traits in tetraploid potatoes. Maria will be helping attendees at the Training Workshop for the Tools for Genomics-Assisted Breeding in Polyploids project.

   
Cristiane Taniguti

 

Cristiane Taniguti is a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the "Luiz de Queiroz" College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). Her current work focuses on the development of algorithms and workflows to build ultra-dense linkage maps for outcrossing species. She is the current maintainer of OneMap, an R package for linkage mapping in diploid outcrossing species. Cris will be helping attendees with the SCRI Polyploid Computing Support Group.