175 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
I am a graduate student in the Field of Plant Breeding at Cornell University. My current research focuses on mapping freezing tolerance QTL in Tripsacum, the sister-genus of Zea, with the goal of developing cold-hardy maize varieties. I am also working on de novo assembly of Andropogoneae genomes using long-read sequencing technologies, as a means of harnessing genetic diversity across the warm-season grasses.
• B.S. Plant and Soil Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
• A.S. Liberal Studies, Highest Honors, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA