Maloof Lab:Daniele Filiault

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Daniele Filiault

I even leave the lab sometimes!

I'm a fifth year graduate student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group at the University of California Davis. I have a BS in General Agriculture from Cornell University and an MS in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied cold acclimation and freezing tolerance in turfgrass species.


Genetically identical plants grown in simulated shade (top) or sun (bottom). Cool!

My dissertation work focuses on using quantitative and population genetics to understand natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana shade avoidance responses. By integrating traditional methods (like QTL analysis) with new approaches (such as whole-genome association mapping), we have identified a number of candidate genes and naturally-occurring polymorphisms that could be underlying phenotypic variation. My current efforts are centered on validating these candidate genes as well as on refining and expanding our association mapping analyses.

Outside the lab

Depending on the weather, I'm doing one of the following:

Contact Info

  • dlfiliault (at) ucdavis (dot) edu
  • Lab location: 2119 Life Sciences
  • Lab phone: (530) 752-8086
  • Mailing address:
Section of Plant Biology
One Shields Avenue
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616

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