Current Graduate Students

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Alex J. Freeman - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Joshua Udall
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Christopher J. Hanson - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Joshua Udall
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Courtney Carroll - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: John Chaston
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Evan M. Long - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Joshua Udall
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Hayley J. Hansen - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Project: Genome-wide association study of downy mildew resistance in quinoa
 

Jason Stetler - Ph.D. Biology

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Project: Local Adaptation of Blue Penstemon: Molecular and Morphological Characterizations of a Potential Restoration Species for the Northern Basin and Range, and the Snake River Plain
 
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Melissa Fogarty - Ph.D. Biology

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Project: Identification of hemicellulose biosynthesis genes in oat
 
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Nathan J. Ricks - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Project: Genomics of cheatgrass fungal pathogens
 
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Rebekah Ann Lee - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Project: Whole genome assembly and annotations of diploid oat species
 
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Spencer P. Hunt - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Rick Jellen
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Taryn L. Williamson - M.S. Genetics and Biotechnology

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Project: Quantifying Fungal Pathogen Loads at Cheatgrass Stand-Failure Sites
 

Former Graduate Students

Aaron R. Sharp - M.S. 2016

Advisor: Joshua Udall
Thesis: Improving Cotton Agronomics with Diverse Genomic Technologies
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/5845/
 

Julie L. Henry - M.S. 2015

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Mating-type Locus Characterization and Variation in Pyrenophora semeniperda
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Justin T. Page - Ph.D. 2015

Advisor: Joshua Udall
Thesis: Bioinformatics for the Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Cotton (Gossypium) Polyploid Complex
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/5557/
 

Jared W. Clouse - M.S. 2015

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: The Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Genome: Genome, Transcriptome and Physical Map Assembly
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/5916/
 

Douglass C. Brown - M.S. 2014

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Characterization of the Granule-Bound Starch Synthase I Gene in Chenopodium
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/5240/
 

Mark D. Huynh - M.S. 2014

Advisor: Josh Udall
Thesis: Targeted Sequencing of Plant Genomes
ETD: http://http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/4353/
 

Desiree R. Eldon - M.S. 2013

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Population Genetic Structure of Bromus tectorum in the American Desert Southwest
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/4273/
 

Scott M. Smith - M.S. 2013

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Application of Genome Reduction, Next Generation Sequencing, and KASPar Genotyping in Development, Characterization, and Linkage Mapping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Grain Amaranths and Quinoa
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/3548/
 

Melissa A. Coon - M.S. 2012

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Characterization and Variable Expression of the CslF6 Homologs in Oat (Avena sp.)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/3750/
 

Aditi Rambani - M.S. 2012

Advisor: Josh Udall
Thesis: Transcriptome and Methylation Analysis of Gossypium Petal Tissue
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/3910/
 

Joshua A. Raney - M.S. 2012

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Transcriptome Analysis of Drought Induced Stress in Chenopodium quinoa
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/3915/
 

Keith R. Merrill - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Usage and Development of Molecular Markers for Investigation of the Population and Ecological Genetics of Bromus tectorum L.
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2955/
 

Marcus M. Soliai - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: De novo Genome Assembly and SNP Marker Development of Pyrenophora semeniperda
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2960/
 

Prabin Bajgain - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Josh Udall
Thesis: Transcriptome Characterization and Polymorphism Detection in Subspecies of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2655/
 

Robert L. Byers - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Josh Udall
Thesis: Marker Discovery in Allotetraploid Cotton Using 454 Pyrosequencing
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2663/
 

Rhyan B. Dockter - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: Genome Snapshot and Molecular Marker Development in Penstemon (Plantaginaceae)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2512/
 

Felix R. Jimenez Rondan - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Assessment of Genetic Diversity Among Peruvian Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus L.) Germplasm Using SNP Markers
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2771/
 

Rachel R. Redman - M.S. 2011

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Oat SNP Marker Discovery and Mapping Based on 454 Pyrosequencing of Genome-Reduced Avena magna Murphy et Terrell
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/3068/
 

Amalia Vargas - M.S. 2010

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Development and Use of Microsatellite Markers for Genetic Diversity Analysis of Canahua (Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2487/
 

Shaun R. Broderick - M.S. 2010

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: An Examination of the DNA Content, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Penstemon (Plantaginaceae)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2044/
 

A. Jason Morales - M.S. 2009

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Physiological Assessment of Chenopodium quinoa to Salt Stress
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2205/
 

Rozaura Vivas Hall - M.S. 2009

Advisor: Josh Udall
Thesis: Genomics of Salt Tolerance in Cotton
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Derrick J. Reynolds - M.S. 2009

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Genetic Dissection of Triterpenoid Saponin Production in Chenopodium quinoa Using Microarray Analysis
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1974/
 

Luis F. Gordillo Jr. - Ph.D. 2009

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: Identification and Manipulation of Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Derived From Solanum peruvianum
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2180/
 

Nathaniel S. Cannon - M.S. 2008

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Domain Duplication, Darwinian Selection, and the Origin of the Globulin Seed Storage Proteins
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1544/
 

Maria C. Sederberg - M.S. 2008

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Physical Mapping of Ribosomal Genes in New World Members of the Genus Chenopodium Using Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1629/
 

Joshua N. Cobb - M.S. 2008

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: Studies on Transformation of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and Arabidopsis thaliana using Chimerical constructs of varying Tospoviral Origin
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1478/
 

Christian B. Ricks - M.S. 2007

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: The Prolamins of Pearl Millet
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1409/
 

Taylor B. Turner - M.S. 2007

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Cloning and Characterization of the Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) Gene in Chenopodium quinoa WILLD.
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1023/
 

Melanie A. Mallory - M.S. 2007

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Development and Characterization of Microsatellite Markers for the Grain Amaranths (Amaranthus spp. L.)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/1413/
 

Marie R.B. Balzotti - M.S. 2006

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Identification, Sequencing, Expression and Evolutionary Relationships of the 11S Seed Storage Protein Gene in Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/514/
 

David Jarvis - M.S. 2006

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Simple Sequence Repeat Development, Polymorphism and Genetic Mapping in Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/504/
 

Ahmed Banya - M.S. 2005

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: Studies using GA3 and NAA to overcome Lycopersicon Esculentum X. L. Chilense hybridization barriers
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Shawn A. Christensen - M.S. 2005

Advisor: Mikel Stevens
Thesis: Assessment of Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Genetic Diversity in the USDA and CIP-FAO Collections Using SSR?S and SNP?S
ETD: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/810/
 

Marc Ricks - M.S. 2005

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Genetic mapping of the bitter saponin production locus (BSP Locus) in Chenopodium quinoa Willd
ETD:
 

Shanna Mason - M.S. 2004

Advisor: Jeff Maughan
Thesis: Development of microsatellite markers in Chenopodium quinoa
ETD:
 

Alejandro Bonifacio - Ph.D. 2004

Advisor: Daniel J. Fairbanks
Thesis: Genetic variation in cultivated and wild Chenopodium species for quinoa breeding
ETD:
 

Christine Pratt - M.S. 2003

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: AFLP analysis of genetic diversity in the USDA Chenopodium quinoa collection
ETD:
 

'Afa K. Palu - M.S. 2003

Advisor: Craig Coleman
Thesis: Characterization of an Opaque Maize Mutant
ETD:
 

Brian W. Gardunia - M.S. 2002

Advisor: Rick Jellen
Thesis: Microsatellite Marker Development and Sequence Analysis for Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
ETD:
 

Alisa P. Ramakrishnan - M.S. 2002

Advisor: Daniel J. Fairbanks
Thesis: Molecular Marker Variation in Intermountain West Populations of Bromus tectorum
ETD: