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Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified
Agricultural Products (BIGMAP)

BIGMAP faculty member Yuh-Yuan Shyy gives an international visitor a tour of the Seed Science Center.

 

Institute Faculty and Staff


NamePhoneOfficeEmail

REGINA HENDRICKSONCommunication Specialist

(515) 296-5386 2563 Food Sciences Building rhendric@iastate.edu

MANJIT MISRA
Director

(515) 294-6821 102A Seed Science Building mkmisra@iastate.edu

YUH-YUAN SHYY
Scientist/
IT Specialist

(515) 294-9405 153 Seed Science Building yshyy@iastate.edu
JEFF WOLT
Professor
(515) 294-6899 164 Seed Science Building jdwolt@iastate.edu


Did you Know? The Seed Laboratory located in the Iowa State University Seed Science Building tests over 40,000 seed samples every year.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON...

Former BIGMAP Policy Associate Sule Karaman

sule karaman

While with BIGMAP, Sule Karaman divided her time between the Seed Science Center, where she worked with Agronomy Professor Jeff Wolt, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, in Johnson, Iowa, where she also worked as a research scientist.

At Pioneer, Karaman, who is originally from Ankara, Turkey, designs and oversees conduct of animal trials carried out as as part of food and feed safety assessment of new genetically engineered (GE) crop lines being developed by the company.

For BIGMAP, Karaman evaluated policies for regulatory best practice for GE food safety assessment.

Karaman has a PhD in Plant Physiology from Iowa State. Her research has included environmental risk assessment of transgenic crop-derived enzymes, risk assessment of plant-derived vaccines, and routes for regulation of nutritionally enhanced GE crops.

ChapotinFormer BIGMAP Post-Doctoral Research Associate Saharah Moon Chapotin

Saharah Moon Chapotin, former post-doctoral research associate with BIGMAP, is based in Washington D.C., where her activities focus on regulatory issues surrounding genetically modified agricultural products. Chapotin researched plant breeding methods, including convential breeding and genetic engineering, to access the potential for unexpected phenotypes and the process by which they are detected and eliminated. Prior to joining BIGMAP, Chapotin was a science policy fellow at the National Academies. She received a Ph.D. is plant physiology from Harvard Univeresity and a B.S. in biology from Stanford University.

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