People

Marisa Otegui

Credentials: Professor of Botany and Cell and Molecular Biology

Position title: Principal Investigator

Email: otegui@wisc.edu

Staff

Ariadna Gonzalez Solis

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: gonzalezsoli@wisc.edu

My research aims to understand the mechanisms of vesicle trafficking in plants. Outside the lab, I enjoy biking, hiking,  spending time with friends and traveling.

Han Nim Lee

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: hlee768@wisc.edu

Research Area: Anthocyanin imaging, FLIM; autophagy

Julio Paez-Valencia

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Scientist

Email: paezvalencia@wisc.edu

Research area: ESCRT proteins in Arabidopsis

Janice Pennington

Position title: EM Specialist

Email: pennington2@wisc.edu

Research Areas: Cryo-EM; High-pressure Freezing; Cryosectioning; Electron Tomography

Xiaoguo Zhang

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Scientist

Email: xzhang653@wisc.edu

Research area: maize genetics, storage protein trafficking, autophagy

Students

Cesi Deng

Position title: PhD Student

Email: cesi.deng@wisc.edu

I’m working on dissecting autophagy pathway in maize, aiming to understand how it is regulated and what compensatory pathway will be activated when autophagy is impaired. Outside of lab I enjoy cooking (although with a risk of burning my kitchen), doing Chinese calligraphy and reading novels.

Xinxin Ding

Position title: PhD Student

Email: xding4@wisc.edu

Research area: maize genetics, storage protein trafficking, autophagy

Ethan Weiner

Position title: PhD Student

Email: erweiner@wisc.edu

I’m studying how a certain protein may be involved in endosomal trafficking in flowering plants. We suspect that it may be responsible for increasing the complexity of vesicle networks within recycling bodies. Outside of research, I enjoy running in the beautiful Madison arboretum, playing video games, and board game nights with friends (in person when possible).

Previous Lab Members