Jennifer S. Hawkins

Contact Information

Phone: 706-542-9729

Email: jhawkins@uga.edu

Address: Department of Genetics
C424 Life Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602

Education

B.S. East Tennessee State University, Biological Sciences Department. 1997.

M.S. East Tennessee State University, Biological Sciences Department. 2000.

Ph.D. Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. 2007.

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate, laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, University of Georgia, Department of Genetics. 2007-present.

Graduate Student, laboratory of Dr. Jonathan F. Wendel, Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. 2000-2007.

           · Dissertation title "Transposable elements and genome size evolution in Gossypium".

Graduate Student (M.S.), laboratory of Dr. Lee Pike, East Tennessee State University, Department of Biology. 1997-2000.

           · Thesis title “Bryophyte phylogeny: evidence based on the chloroplast psbA gene                   sequence”.

Affiliations and Awards

Sigma Xi Research Society. Member 1999-present

Dr. Denise Pav Research Award. Awarded once a year to an outstanding graduate student in the Biological Sciences. East Tennessee State University. April, 1999.

Award for 2nd place poster, 16th Annual ETSU student research forum. East Tennessee State University. April, 2000.

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. Iowa State University. December 2004.

Publications

Lex Flagel, Ryan A. Rapp, Corrinne E. Grover, Mark P. Widrlechner, Jennifer S. Hawkins, Jessie L. Grafenberg, Inés Álvarez, Gyu Young Chung, and Jonathan F. Wendel. 2008. Phylogenetic, morphological, and chemotaxonomic incongruence in the North American endemic genus Echinacea (Moench). Amercan Journal of Botany. in review.

Jennifer S. Hawkins, Ryan A. Rapp, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2008.  Rapid DNA loss as a counterbalance to retrotransposon proliferation in plant genome size evolution. in review.

Jennifer S. Hawkins, Ryan A. Rapp, Guanjing Hu, Jessie Grafenberg, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2008.  Phylogenetic determination of the pace of transposable element proliferation in plants: copia and LINE-like elements in Gossypium. Genome. 51: 11-18.

Jennifer S. Hawkins, Corrinne E. Grover, Jonathan F. Wendel.  2008.  Repeated big bangs and the expanding universe: directionality in plant genome size evolution. Plant Science. 174: 557-562.

Corrinne E. Grover, Jennifer S. Hawkins, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2008.  Phylogenetic insights into the pace and pattern of plant genome size evolution.  In Volff J.-N. (ed): Genome Dynamics, Vol. 4., Plant Genomes. 4: 57-68.

Corrinne E. Grover, Jennifer S. Hawkins, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2007.  Tobacco genomes quickly go up in smoke. Annals of Botany. 175: 599-602.

Ryan J. Percifield, Jennifer S. Hawkins, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2007.  Genetic diversity in Hypericum and AFLP markers for species-specific identification of H. perforatum L. Planta Medica. 73: 1614-1621.

Jennifer S. Hawkins, HyeRan Kim, John D. Nason, Rod A. Wing, and Jonathan F. Wendel.  2006. Differential lineage-specific amplification of transposable elements is responsible for genome size variation in GossypiumGenome Research. 16: 1252-1261.

Jennifer S. Hawkins, John Pleasants, Jonathan F. Wendel.  2005.  AFLP markers for monitoring gene flow between cultivated cotton and the Hawaiian island endemic, G. tomentosum L.  Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 50: 1069-1078.

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Biology Lab. East Tennessee State University. Fall 1997 - Fall 2000.

Introduction to Biology Lab.  Iowa State University. Fall 2000.

Evolution Teaching Assistant.  Iowa State University. Spring 2001.

Field Botany Instructor.  Iowa State University. Fall 2001, and Fall 2005.

Plant Taxonomy Laboratory.  Iowa State University. Fall 2002, 2003, and Spring 2006.

Principles of Genetics Laboratory.  Iowa State University. Fall 2004.

 

 

Last Updated: 03/07/2008 
American Journal of Botany