175 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
My research interests lie in grass-based systems biology, software development, and education. Currently, I am applying these techniques into the development of a database for GWAS and TWAS results in maize and sorghum varieties using haplotypes. I am also the creator and maintainer of rTASSEL, an R front-end for the TASSEL API. Prior to coming to Cornell, my research focused on bionformatics approaches to microbial interactions in next generation lignocellulosic feedstocks and their impact on biomass development. I've also studied cytotypic variation and established tools for downstream functional genomics analyses in prairie cordgrass, a potential next-generation biofuel.
• Ph.D. in Biology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
• M.S. in Plant Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota