I have had an interest in plant physiology and am excited to explore the relationship between grapes and phylloxera in terms of hormone regulations, etc. My Master’s thesis focused on mapping coincident QTL for multiple quantitative traits, and I am interested in keeping exploring genetics and also relating it to biochemistry, physiology and how plants interact with pests with these aspects. Trasitioning into the Ph.d. program, I am excited for opportunities for teaching and learning about outreach, which I believe is the critical part of research.
Fine mapping coincident QTL associated with NAM-1, FHB and multiple traits on chromosome 6H of barley. In progress.