Research Team

Collage of various research team members

Principle Investigators

Dil Thavarajah
Principle Investigator & Project Director
Lead Investigator for Organic Field Pea Biofortification
dthavar@clemson.edu 
Faculty Profile | Google Scholar

Rick Boyles
Research Scientist, Cereal Grains Breeding & Genetics
Co-Principle Investigator
Lead Investigator for Organic Sorghum Biofortification
rboyles@clemson.edu
Faculty Profile | Program Website

Senior Advisory

Stephen Kresovich
Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Endowed Chair of Genetics
Lead Genomic & Translational Experiments
skresov@clemson.edu

Faculty Profile | Group Website
Google Scholar | Research Gate

Rebecca McGee
Pulse Breeder & Research Geneticist (Plants)
Lead Field Pea Breeding
Rebecca.McGee@ars.usda.gov 

Emerson Shipe
Emeritus Professor of Agronomy & Plant Breeder
Field Pea Breeding 
eshipe@clemson.edu
Research Gate

Shiv Kumar Agrawal
Pulse Breeder at The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Field Pea Breeding
SK.Agrawal@cgiar.org
Research Gate

Advisory Committee Members

Todd Scholz
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council -Vice President of Research & Member Services

Gerald F. Combs, Jr
Senior Scientist, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University
Professor of NutritionEmeritus, Cornell University
Program Website

Glenn Roberts
President & CEO, Anson Mills, LLC
President, The Carolina Gold Rice Foundation

Collaborators

Tony Melton
Area County Extension Agent
Oversee On-Farm Extension Education Activities
AMELTON@clemson.edu

Denise Attaway
PSA Communications
Oversee Extension Education & Communication Activities
avaa@clemson.edu

Field & Lab Team

Brad Stancil
Director of SC Crop Improvement Association &
SC OVT Coordinator
Lead/Facilitate Planting, Production & Harvest
bstanci@clemson.edu
Crop Improvement Page | OVT Website

David Robb
Clemson Organic Farm Manager
Manage & Maintain Fields
drobb@g.clemson.edu

Tristan Lawrence
Research Associate & Field Technician
Manage & Evaluate Field Pea Trials
Website Administrator
tjlawre@clemson.edu

Adam Kay pictureAdam Kay
Laboratory Technician
Quality Assessment
jakay@g.clemson.edu

Ryan Holmes
Ag Research Associate
rholmes@clemson.edu

William Caughman
Ag Research Associate
caughm2@g.clemson.edu

Students

Sarah Powers
PhD Student
Field Pea
spower2@g.clemson.edu

AJ Ackerman
PhD Student
Sorghum
arlyna@g.clemson.edu

nathan_johnson_headshot.jpgNathan Johnson
PhD Student
Field Pea
njohns9@g.clemson.edu

boone_jones_pic.jpgBoone Jones
Undergraduate
Field Pea
boonej@g.clemson.edu