Jim Leebens-Mack, a professor of Plant Biology, and PBIO PhD alumnus Alex Harkess were featured in an article on PHYS.org about their research, which was recently published in Nature Communications. They have sequenced the genome of garden asparagus as a model for sex chromosome evolution, which not only gives insight into asparagus breeding but also helps answer questions about the origin and early evolution of sex chromosomes. Check out the article HERE and the publication HERE. Way to go!!
Research - Helianthus Seedlings
Helianthus annuus seedlings
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).