Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Plant biologist with a broad set of skills in phenotyping, biotechnology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Postdoctoral Associate in Malia Gehan's lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Current research uses phenotyping, transcriptomics and bioinformatics to understand how temperature stress affects yield in quinoa. Because quinoa produces very nutritious grain in adverse environments, there is growing interest on expanding it's cultuvation, but quinoa is not adapted to heat, which limits its cultivation.
Interested in expanding the use of plant phenotyping by developing new tools and training users. Recently published a set of low cost tools for image-based plant phenotyping using Raspberry Pi computers and cameras, and the Danforth Center's open source image processing suite PlantCV. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.1031
Previous research at the International Potato Center focused on improving disease and pest resistance in potatoes and sweet potatoes through biotechnology. Participated in the development of a late blight resistant potato that has demonstrated extreme resistance in Sub Saharan African fields. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13042
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM