My overall research interests focus on understanding plant responses to their environment, with a focus on abiotic stress imposed by future climate change. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding plant responses to climate variability using a multi-faceted approach that integrates physiology, genomics, modeling and metabolomics.

My teaching interests align with my research interests and are focused on plant physiology, plant specialized metabolites and genomics/bioinformatics.

Subject area: Physiological Adaptations and Functional Genomics Core

Research Projects:

  • Climate Change Impacts on Potato
  • Blueberries and Plant Natural Products

The lab is currently working in both blueberry and potato, but is interested in regionally relevant crops, such as peanut and sweet potato. Future projects include both field and wet lab components, as well as physiology, metabolomics and computational work.

Biological Science
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Plant Biology, 2014
MSc, Washington State University, Botany, 2009
BS, College of William and Mary, Biology and Environmental Science, 2007
agriculture bioinformatics natural products climate change plant physiology or morphology stress response genomics