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Author ORCID Identifier
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Samuel P. Hazen
Courtney C. Babbitt
Madelaine E. Bartlett
Todd P. Michael
Computational Biology | Genomics | Plant Biology
Field grown crops are continually exposed to a variety of external stimuli that influence plant responses. Light, temperature, and water availability interact to affect many economically important traits including growth rate, size, and lifespan. My research is focused on the intersection of genetic and environmental factors influencing plant growth. Specifically, I am interested in elucidating the regulation of rhythmic genes in response to photo- and thermocycles and identifying novel candidate genes associated with growth and drought traits. Understanding the gene regulatory networks that mediate time-of-day signaling is vital to identifying candidate genes across the pan-genome associated with traits of interest.
MacKinnon, Kirk J-M, "Genetic and Environmental Regulation of Plant Growth" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations. 2456.
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