Research Projects:

  • Genomics-enabled molecular plant physiology
  • Blueberry
  • Potato
  • Pepper
  • Cotton.

My research group works to understand plant responses to their environment, with an emphasis on abiotic stress imposed by future climate change and their impacts on plant nutritional quality in diverse cropping systems. The overarching theme of my research program is to investigate how our changing climate and associated annual weather patterns impact our ability to produce a sufficient quantity of nutritious food for a growing world population.

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