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Luis is a postdoctoral scholar working on extant and historical recombination rate variation in maize landraces and teosinte.
Kevin is an undergraduate student collaborating with Anna O’Brien and currently working on a PUF-funded independent project to use mutation lines to study root nodulation genes and mycorhhizal symbiosis in maize.
Dan is a postdoctoral scholar who studies adaptive introgression and local adaptation in maize landraces as part of the HiLo project.
Caryn is a graduate student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group, coadvised by Dan Runcie. Caryn is interested in local adaptation in maize, and modeling the genetic architecture underlying quantitative traits.
May is an undergraduate student working with Michelle Stitzer on variation in copy number and location of the Hopscotch retrotransposon in the maize genome.
Anne has worked as the lab manager since 2012. In addition to running the show, she works the magic to get us from seed to .bam. Anne is concurrently doing a PhD in teosinte evolutionary genetics with Maud Tenaillon.
Scotty is a 3rd year genetics major, working with Jeff and Anne to develop SSR genotyping and assignment methods.
Niki Mahmoudzadeh Niki is a 3rd year student working with Dan Gates on highland adaptation.
Wenbin is a postdoctoral scholar who works on the population genetics of copy number variants and inversions in both maize and teosinte. Wenbin is also part of the maize diversity project.
Ellen is an undergraduate researcher majoring in Global Disease Biology. She is working with Michelle Stitzer on the population genetics of transposable elements in maize and teosinte.
Markus is postdoctoral scholar working on domestication and adaptation in polygenic traits in maize and teosinte.
Dianne is a graduate student in Integrated Genetics and Genomics. She studies domestication and evolution of peaches, almonds, and their relatives in the genus Prunus.
Jinliang is a postdoctoral scholar working on the quantitative genetics of heterosis and population epigenetics in teosinte maize diversity project
Biology of rare alleles in maize and teosinte
Evolutionary genetics of highland adaptation in maize
Genetic assimilation in teosinte