Sustainable improvement of crops for nutritonal value, quality, and yield
Understanding inheritance patterns for complex phenotypes and variation across environments
Identifying genomic signatures and demographic events important for the domestication and improvement of food crops
Development and application of high-throughput pipelines to extract measurements from images
Optimizing experimental design and data analysis to identify biologically meaninful effects
Creating intuitive graphical displays for complicated data and research findings
M.S. Plant Breeding
As an undergrad and MS student, I worked with Dr. J. Creighton Miller, Jr. in the potato and vegetable legume improvement program studying bioactive compounds in potato.
Interned in the hot pepper breeding program under Dr. Terry Berke in Woodland, CA.
Ph.D. Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics
Completed PhD work with Dr. Phil Simon on the quantitative inheritance of carrot shoot growth. Worked with Drs. Edgar Spalding and Nathan Miller to develop a high-throughput phenotyping pipeline for carrot.
NSF Plant Genome Iniative Postdoctoral Fellow
Currently working with Drs. Tim Beissinger, J. Chris Pires, and Ruthie Angelovici on the domestication of Brassica oleracea in relation to past and future crop improvement.