Program Management

Executive Leadership Team

Winthrop B. Phippen, Ph.D.
Project Director

Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics
School of Agriculture
Western Illinois University
310 Knoblauch Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1251 /E-mail:

David Marks, Ph.D.

Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology
Department of Plant Biology
University of Minnesota
140 Gortner LAboratory
1479 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

John C. Sedbrook, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics
School of Biological Sciences
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4120
Normal, IL 61790
Phone: (309) 438-3374
Fax: (309) 438-3722

M. Scott Wells, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences Building
St. Paul, MN 55108-6026
Phone: (612) 625-3747 / Email:

Anne Kinzel (Program Manager)