Graduate Students

Emily Larsen 2024
Click to read about Emily’s research!
Office: 222 Berg Agricultural Hall
BS Professional Horticulture w/ Crop Science Minor UW River Falls 2024
Hobbies: Listening to podcasts, playing Dungeons and Dragons, caring for isopods

Janani Perera 2023
Click to read about Janani’s research!
Office: 222 Berg Agricultural Hall
BS Biology South Dakota State University 2023
Hobbies: Painting, baking, listening to music, crochet, watching Sci-fiĀ 


Keigo Imai 2024
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Pursuing BS Agronomy South Dakota State University
Hobbies: Gaming, cooking, driving, sleeping, building LEGO

Principal Investigator

Sean Toporek
Assistant Professor
Office: 257 Berg Agricultural Hall
Office Phone: 605-688-5219
BS Agroecology Iowa State University 2013
MS / PhD Plant Pathology Clemson University 2022
Postdoc Plant Pathology Colorado State University 2023
Hobbies: Making electronic music, backpacking, house plant purchasing, gaming