My research is looking at the evolution of CAM photosynthesis using phylogenomics, physiology, and transcriptomics. I focus my work in the Agavoideae, a subfamily of the Asparagaceae that includes Agave, Hosta, and Yucca. Specifically, I'm looking at natural variation in photosynthetic mode in a C3-CAM Yucca hybrid native to the southeastern U.S., Yucca gloriosa. 

Research Area:
Evolutionary genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, biochem/physiology

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