Juncheng (Alex)
Visiting Ph.D Student
Juncheng is a visiting Ph.D student from South China Agricultural University. Juncheng has been working on bioinformatics and molecular breeding of trees during his Ph.D study in China. Currently, He is involved in multiple projects including one yeast hydrization for protein-promoter interaction of GA2ox1. He is conducting phenotyping of lettuce RIL population for QTL mapping. His effort also goes to miRs/DOG1 projects.
ShuoMian (Bella)
Visiting Scholar
Bella is a visiting scholar from Hebei Agricultural University. She is an expert in mushroom breeding and cultivation. She is applying LED light to different developmental stages of various mushroom species to examine the LED light effect on accumulation of antioxidant and other nutrients. She is also conducting multiple phenotyping of lettuce RIL mapping population for QTL mapping. Bella Alex and Chi also involve in LED light effect on production of leafy vegetables.
Ph.D Student
Cindy is a new Ph.D student on plant breeding program. Before she joined Huo’s lab, she studied at UC-Davis for her Master degree. Cindy is a graduate student with strait As, and her expertise is seed biology and RNAseq library preparation. Her research will focus on transposon tagging using the snapdragon mutagenesis system. She will surely get involved in other projects.
Danisa Camarena
Danisa interned in our lab through a biotechnology program at Valencia College. Within a semester time, she gained hands-on experience in tissue culture, hydroponic, and collecting data samples. She also bakes delicious cookies. 
Manuel Pereira
Manuel is an aspiring biochemist that is interested in studying the growth of plants and the sustainability of plants in harsh conditions. He is a hot sauce aficionado and aspires to one day making a hot sauce himself.