I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Soltis lab at the University of Florida Department of Biology.  My focus is Flower Evo-Devo, primarily looking at plant/pollinator interactions using the flower plant family Polemoniaceae.  I’m interested in using molecular phylogenetics, gene identification and expression, as well as microscopy techniques to investigate changes in flower size and color in relation to changing pollinators.

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 Some of the diversity of flower form seen in Polemoniaceae.

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 Microscope images of flower cells.

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