People

Graduate Students

Janani Perera
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jananiperera.waduwaragedona@sdstate.edu
Office: 222 Berg Agricultural Hall
BS Biology South Dakota State University
Hobbies: Painting, baking, listening to music, crochet, and watching Sci-fi 

Undergraduates

Keigo Imai
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: Keigo.Imai@sdstate.edu
Pursuing BS Agronomy South Dakota State University
Hobbies: Gaming, cooking, driving, sleeping, and building LEGO

Principal Investigator

Sean Toporek
Assistant Professor
Email: sean.toporek@sdstate.edu
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, and gaming