163 Alderman Hall
1970 Folwell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Plant and Microbial Biology
B.A. University of Missouri, Classical Humanities 2018
I am a PhD candidate in the Plant and Microbial Biology program. My research focuses on studying the effects of polyploidy on the evolution of plant genomes. I use potato and its wild relatives to study how polyploidy has shaped phenotypic plasticity, cultivation, and dispersal ranges. I also work to study how polyploidy affects the genome and genes underlying quantitative traits, and how those in turn have affected the breeding of tetraploid potato.
Areas of Interest
polyploidy, quantitate and population genetics