Farmer-Scientists at Kohm & Spychalla, LLC

Dr. James Spychalla PhD

Dr. James Spychalla

“There is no end to the improvements and scale that can be accomplished with our minituber and FY1 production.”

University of Wisconsin, B.S. – Agronomy
University of Minnesota, Ph.D. – Plant Physiology
John Innes Centre, England – Postdoc – Molecular Genetics
Wash. State Univ., Inst.of Biol. Chem. – Postdoc – Molecular Biology

Selected publication:  Spychalla et al., Identification of an animal ω-3 fatty acid desaturase by heterologous expression in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94: 1142-1147

Current research interests: Potato aeroponic tuber production, and improvement of farm soil and water health.
Dr. Barbel Kohm PhD

Dr. Bärbel Köhm

“Propagating and growing potatoes is my passion.”

Universität Tübingen, Diplom – Mikrobiologie
Universität Tübingen, Dr. rer. Nat.- Pflanzenpathologie/Mikrobiologie
Sainsbury Laboratory John Innes Centre, England – Postdoc – Virology
University of Idaho, Postdoc – Potato Molecular Virology

Selected publication:  Köhm et al., Potato Virus X Resistance Gene Mediates an Induced, Nonspecific Resistance in Protoplasts. The Plant Cell, 5: 913–920,

Current research interests: Potato endophytic microbes, and productivity of tissue culture systems.
Tissue Culture Lab
Molecular Lab 6

Kohm & Spychalla, LLC

N4244 State Highway 52
Antigo, WI. 54409

Barbel Kohm or James Spychalla