I received my Ph.D. in Michael Freeling’s lab at U.C. Berkeley and post-doctoral training with Zacheus Cande at Berkeley and John Sedat at U.C. San Francisco (Mike Freeling is shown on the right below, and Zach Cande on the left). My training is in maize genetics and cell biology. As a professor in two departments (Plant Biology and Genetics), I have focussed on the study of plant chromosome segregation. I have maintained an active lab since 1995, and nearly all of those trained here have gone on to productive careers in science. My wife is Marguerite (Peggy) Brickman, an Associate Professor in Plant Biology who emphasizes teaching in biology. We are raising a family here and love Athens!