My research aims to understand the genetic basis of heat stress resistance in sunflowers. Heat stress is a major limiter of sunflower seed production that is expected to become more severe in the future due to climate change. By studying the impacts of heat stress across multiple genotypes of wild and cultivated sunflower on traits related to yield, I hope to learn more about the genetic basis and evolution of heat stress resistance.
2020, ASPB BLOOME Grant, Lead PI: Bridging the gap between scientists and the public through the production and dissemination of science zines
2018 - M.S. Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo.
2016 - B.S. Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo.
2018 UGA G.R.E.A.T Fellowship Recipient