175 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
I am a graduate student in Plant Breeding and Genetics with an interest in understanding how knowledge gained from one species (e.g. maize) can be applied to inform research and breeding in others. One of my projects is focused on building a Practical Haplotype Graph (PHG) and using it to produce whole-genome genotypes from low-coverage sequence data that can then be used for genomic selection. A second project is focused on improving our understanding of thermal adaptation and the molecular (RNA and protein) characteristics that are adaptive in a given temperature environment.
B.A. in Biochemistry and Chinese, Grinnell College
The 2018 Frosty Hill Fellowship for study at ICRISAT
The 2020 Barbara McClintock Graduate Student Award
Cimen, E*; Jensen, S. E.*; Buckler, E. S. (2020). "Building a tRNA thermometer to estimate microbial adaptation to temperature", Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 48, Issue 21, Pages 12004–12015, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa1030
Jensen, S. E.; Charles, J. R.; Muleta, K.; Bradbury, P. J.; Casstevens, T; Deshpande, S. P.; Gore, M. A.; Gupta, R.; Ilut, D. C.; Johnson, L.; Lozano, R.; Miller, Z.; Ramu, P.; Rathore, A.; Romay, M. C.; Upadhyaya, H. D.; Varshney, R.; Morris, G. P.; Pressoir, G.; Buckler, E. S.; Ramstein, Guillaume P. (2020). “A Sorghum Practical Haplotype Graph Facilitates Genome-wide Imputation and Cost-Effective Genomic Prediction.” The Plant Genome, https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20009
Ramstein, G. P.; Jensen, S. E.; Buckler, E. S. (2019). “Breaking the curse of dimensionality to identify causal variants in Breeding 4.” Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 132(3):559-567
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