In the field...

Extensive fieldwork collecting Micranthes will help to clarify the taxonomy, karyology, and phylogeny of this enigmatic genus.

Research & Analyses

I have assembled a comprehensive molecular dataset aimed at reconstructing the evolutionary history of Micranthes. To produce the most robust and accurate phylogeny, for each species I am including accessions from multiple populations and sequencing hundreds putatively single copy nuclear genes plus the majority of the chloroplast genome using next-generation sequencing techniques (Illumina).

Previous research - Polemonium

I completed my M.Sc. at San Francisco State University in Dr. Bob Patterson's Lab researching the Californian Polemoniums.