Abnormal chromosome 10 (Ab10) drives preferential transmission of itself and large blocks of condensed repetitive DNA found throughout the genome (knobs). I focus on understanding how Ab10 alters maize growth and development in various environments. This work provides information on the effects of selfish genetic elements (meiotic drive) and maize evolution.
B.S. Biology (2017) Gettysburg College
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
NSF GRFP Recipient - 2021