Lab Members:

Joshua Gendron


Associate Professor (on-term)
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology



Research Assistant:

Christopher Adamchek

Christopher is a Research Assistant who is interested in how the plant circadian clock intersects with stress pathways to improve plan fitness.  He handles the protein expressions and phenotyping (taking thousands of plant pictures) of the labs decoy library pipeline.  Outside of the lab you can find Chris pursuing his life passion of Karate.


Wei Liu, Ph.D.

Wei is a Postdoctoral Associate focused on identifying the biological function of the circadian rhythms controlled F-box proteins.  Using the unique set of genetic tools named decoy method, he has identified several novel F-box proteins likely involved in the regulation of plant growth and development.


Qingqing Wang, Ph.D.

Qingqing is a Postdoctoral Accociate working on the potential roles of F-box protein TLPs in plant growth and environmental stress in Arabidopsis.

Graduate Student(s):

Chun Chung (Ted) Leung

Ted is a rotating graduate student interested in how the circadian clock affects plant growth and development. In particular, he will be studying the interaction of the clock with sugar signaling. Outside of the lab you can find Ted burning and cutting his fingers in the kitchen. 


Morgan Vanderwall

Morgan is from Utah and graduated from Whitworth University with B.S. in biochemistry.  As a graduate student, she is using biochemical assays and genetic screens to investigate the function of a sugar-binding F-Box protein and its role in promoting glycoprotein degradation and wintertime plant survival.  Outside of the lab you can find Morgan knitting, hiking/running, or buying yet another house plant. 

Undergraduate Researcher(s):

Harper Lowrey

Harper (she/they)  is an undergraduate in Berkeley College studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.  In particular, Harper is researching a growth restrictor participating in a circadian clock-controlled mechanism of post-translational regulation.  Outside of the lab, you can find Harper exercising her competitiveness in whatever game or sport that is available or hiking on the nearest mountain to feel closer to their home state of Colorado. 

Rebecca Schultz

Becca is from Southern California and a member of Timothy Dwight College here at Yale.  While at Yale, Becca has been a member of the varsity track and field and cross country teams and a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and Yale New Haven Hospital.  In the Gendron Lab, Becca has been studying plant circadian rhythms, principally developmental regulation of plants in shorter, winter-like photoperiods.  Becca has worked with my mentor Morgan Vanderwall to research the gene PP2-A13 and any similar sugar-binding preferences that PP2-A13 may have to its human homologue FBXO protein family.



Role in Lab

Current Position

Milan Sandhu Undergraduate  
Elton Zhou Undergraduate Analyst, Business Consulting at Xelay Acumen, Inc.
Brandon Williams Undergraduate Associate at Elm Talent Group
Zhiping Deng Visiting Scholar Professor @ Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University
Annie Jin High School Intern University of Connecticut - PreMed Undergraduate
Catherine Chamberlin Post Graduate Ph.D Student at Duke University
Skylar McDermott Undergraduate (Passage Program) EMS School
Edward Schildnecht Undergraduate (Passage Program) Virginia Military Institute
Mairead Brennan SSRI Intern High School Student
Sung Mi Johnson SSRI Intern High School Student
Elijah Neveski Undergraduate   
Olivia Compagna Intern 2017/18 Academic Year High School Student
Man Wah Li, Ph.D Postdoctoral Associate 2017/18 Academic Year Postdoctoral Associate
Chin-Mei Lee Postdoctoral Associate 2017/18 Academic Year Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Plant & Mirobial Biology at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.
Arianna McDaniels SSRI Intern 2017/2018 Academic Year  
Bryan Thines Visiting Scholar 2018/19 Academic Year Associate Professor, Biology, University of Puget Sound.
Guido Secchiaroli  SSRI Intern 2018/19 Academic Year High School Student
Sammy Scheetz  Intern 2018/19 Academic Year High School Student
Gabriela Soriano SSRI Intern 2018/19 Academic Year High School Student
Yi-Chun Huang  Rotating 2018/19 Academic Year Graduate Student
Vashaana Shadeo Undergraduate Researcher 2018/19 Academic Year  
Ariela Schear Undergraduate Researcher 2018/19 Academic Year  
Ann Marie Feke Postdoctoral Associate 2019/20 Academic Year Postdoctoral Associate
Kerstin Bieler Visiting Researcher from Germany 2019/20 Academic Year Masters Student
Jessica Asiedu Undergraduate Student Intern  2020/21 Academic Year Medical School
Bryan C Thines  Visiting Researcher from University of Puget Sound  
Lilijana Oliver Undergraduate Researcher  
Hong-Sheng (James) Liao Rotating 2023/24 Academic Year Graduate Student in Jacob lab
Daniel Tarte  Ph.D. Student 2016-2023