Our Team

The Soybean Innovation Lab team is made up of more than 100 technical soybean experts from across 24 countries, representing a variety of institutions, including national agricultural research systems, universities, the private sector, and development agencies with expertise across the soybean value chain, ranging from breeding and genetics to agronomics, pest and disease management, to mechanization, economics, food science and more.

Where We Work

The Lab’s $18 million soybean development portfolio supports activities across 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Eastern, Western, and Southern African countries.

OUr Partners

 
 

administration team

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Director and Principal Investigator

pgoldsmi@illinois.edu

NICOLE LEE

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Extension Lead

nicolel3@illinois.edu

AMY KARAGIANNAKIS

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Communications Manager

akaragia@illinois.edu

 
Dr. Ken Dashiell

Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Capacity Building, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Dr. Robert Easter

President Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Earl Kellogg

Senior Fellow, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)

Dr. Ken Schneeberger

Director, International Programs, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Missouri

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Brady Deaton

Former Chancellor, University of Missouri

Dr. Daniel Gustafson

Deputy Director - General, Programmes, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Dr. Sandra Milach

Research Director, Corteva

Dr. Brady Deaton

Former Chancellor, University of Missouri

Dr. Daniel Gustafson

Deputy Director - General, Programmes, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Dr. Sandra Milach

Research Director, Corteva

Dr. John Derera

Global Head of Research & Development, Seed Co, Zimbabwe

Annie Dee

President, Dee RIver Ranch

Dr. Mark Keenum

President, Mississippi State University

Dr. Abdulai Salifu

Former Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana

 

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Want to learn more about the Soybean Innovation Lab? Do you have a question about a program or innovation?

217-300-8975

1101 W Peabody Dr

Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Us

144 National Soybean Research Center

1101 W Peabody Dr

Urbana, Illinois 61801

soybeaninnovationlab@illinois.edu

(217) 300-8975

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