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Daniel Voytas

Principal Investigator


Colby Starker

Lab Manager/Research Associate
Post-doctoral research: University of Minnesota
PhD: Stanford University, BA: University of California, Santa Cruz
Project: Manage multiple collaborations, investigate TALEN structure/function, TALEN design and assembly, and implementing new nuclease based technologies.


Kit Leffler

Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Voytas Lab and Center for Genome Engineering

Tomas Cermak

Research Specialist
Project: TBD

Joe Belanto

Postdoctoral Associate
PhD: University of Minnesota


QiWei Shan

Postdoctoral Associate
PhD: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Project: Genome engineering in monocots


Eva Konecna

Postdoctoral Associate


Paul Atkins

Graduate Student 
PhD: University of Minnesota: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics (TBA)
BA: Luther College
Project: TBA


Michael Maher

Graduate Student 
Project: TAL-methyl transferase

Ryan Nasti

Graduate Student 
Project: TBD


Evan Ellison

Graduate Student 
Project: TBA


Susana Sanchez Leon

Visiting Scholar
Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, CSIC Avenida
Cordoba, Spain