Due to the lapse in funding in the federal government, MaizeGDB will be available only for informational purposes by non-federal employees. Until further notice, the website and community database will not be updated or maintained, and MaizeGDB staff will be unable to respond to feedback or emails.

USDA-ARS Members
Image Name Role Expertise Contact
Carson Andorf Computational Biologist Genomics, maize diversity, bioinformatics, tool development
Ethy Cannon Software engineer & bioinformatician 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
Jesse Walsh Postdoc Bioinformatics, metabolic pathways, tool development

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.
Margaret Woodhouse Curator Bioinformatics, genome curation.

Image Name Role Expertise Contact
Sagnik Banerjee Graduate Student Genome assembly and annotation, RNA-Seq
Kyoung Cho Graduate Student Interface development, machine learning
Mandy Dietze Student Curator Genetics, genomics, phenotypes, cell biology
Nancy Manchanda Graduate Student B104 Genome, genome assembly and annotation

MaizeGDB Working Group

Alice Barkan
Qunfeng Dong
David Jackson
Thomas Lubberstedt
Eric Lyons
Adam Phillippy (Chair)
Marty Sachs*
Mark Settles
Nathan Springer

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