USDA-ARS Members
Image Name Role Expertise Contact
Carson Andorf Computational Biologist Genomics, maize diversity, bioinformatics, tool development
Ethy Cannon Computational Biologist and Bioinformaticist Genome assembly stewardship, integrated gene model data, coordination across genome data portals
Lisa Harper Curator & outreach coordinator Plant development, phenotypes, meiosis, cell biology, cytogenetics, outreach
John Portwood IT-Specialist Website/Database/Systems Administration, tool development
Margaret Woodhouse Computational Biologist, sequence curator Bioinformatics, genome curation.

Non-federal Members
Image Name Role Expertise Contact
Jack Gardiner Curator Microarrays, RNA-Seq, gene expression, physical and genetic mapping, epigenetics, podcasts
Mary Schaeffer Curator Emeritus Functional annotation and ontologies; phenotypic variations; metabolic networks; genetic and physical maps.

Image Name Role Expertise Contact
Sagnik Banerjee Graduate Student Genome assembly and annotation, RNA-Seq
Kyoung Cho Graduate Student Interface development, machine learning
Nancy Manchanda Graduate Student B104 Genome, genome assembly and annotation
Shatabdi Sen Graduate Student Genetics, genomics, computational biology

MaizeGDB Working Group

Alice Barkan
Qunfeng Dong
Candice Hirsch
David Jackson
Thomas Lubberstedt
Dorrie Main (Chair)
Marty Sachs*
James Schnable
Mark Settles

* These close collaborators serve in an ex officio capacity on the Working Group.