Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., University of the Witwatersrand, 2004
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2010
Brigham Young University, 2010 - 2013
Diversity of shape and form present in flowering plants
I am intrigued by the link between molecules and morphology. Research in my lab is focused on figuring out how molecular changes to DNA lead to morphological changes in plants. We are investigating molecular change at two timescales: changes through the course of development, and changes to development across evolutionary time. We are using the grasses Zea mays (corn) and Brachypodium distachyon as model systems to try and understand the molecular genetics of floral development, and the evolution of floral development through history.