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NIFA USDA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
625 Agricultural Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
- 2010, PhD, Purdue University
- 2005, BA, Depauw University
I am interested in using current sequencing technologies to examine biological questions in plant species. Currently, I am working on the following projects in the Dilkes lab as well as with collaborators across the country.
- Epigenetic control of maize seed development.
- Gene identification using high throughput sequencing in an EMS Variation Inbred Line (EVIL) in Sorghum.
- Natural variation at SYMPATHY FOR THE LIGULE (SOL) controls penetrance of the semidominant Liguless-narrow* mutation in Zea maize.
- Identification by high throughput sequencing of Dhurrinase2 which affects cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin accumulation in Sorghum.
- Buescher E , Achberger T, Amusan I, Giannini A, Ochsenfeld C, et al. (2010) Natural Genetic Variation in Selected Populations of Arabidopsis thaliana Is Associated with Ionomic Differences. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011081.
- Okagaki, RJ, Jacobs MS, Stec AO, Kynast RG, Buescher E , Rines HW, Vales MI, Riera-Lizarazu O, Schneerman M, Doyle G, Friedman KL, Staub RW, Weber DF, Kamps TL, Amarillo IFE, Chase CD, Bass HW, Phillips RL (2008) Maize centromere mapping: A comparison of physical and genetic strategies. J Heredity 95:85–93.