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The genus Packera (Asteraceae)

Dissertation work

I am trying to understand the evolutionary history and speciation of the genus Packera. This involves work in phylogenomics, biogeography, dating, underlying discordance, and probe design.


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Helianthus verticillatus (Asteraceae)

Whorled Sunflower

Conservation genetic work on the endangered whorled sunflower species that is endemic to the southeastern United States.

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Comparative genomics of the capitulum

NSF IOS research

This research will use the latest genomic technologies to discover the genes that control how the sunflower head inflorescence, or capitulum, develops and evolved.


Further information can be found here.

Stay tuned for updates!

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