Chili Peppers

What is the Hottest Pepper in the Midwest, and what are the great flavors in exotic chili peppers that are not well known?

The Baumler Lab has over 100 types of chili peppers and 130 types of chili pepper leaves ready for examination including the hottest 6 types in world such as the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), Trinidad Scorpion Butch-T, Trinidad Douglah, Trinidad 7-pot, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga, and the Carolina Reaper.

Initial work will involve characterizing flavor, determining hotness, and examining  antimicrobial properties  of these types of chili peppers, and we are also interested in testing the most effective chili pepper types throughout the growing cycle to determine when the pepper or leave are most useful.

We have all of the world’s hottest, most colorful, sweetest, and ancestral peppers in our lab, and are looking for undergraduate and graduate student researchers to embark on this innovative project.