Genetics Section Student Travel Awards
Michael McKain, University of Georgia - Advisor, Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack, for the paper “The effect of paleopolyploidy
on genome evolution in Agavoideae” Co-authors: Norman Wickett, Yeting Zhang, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, Richard McCombie, Mark Chase, Joseph Pires, Claude dePamphilis and Jim Leebens-Mack
Travis Lawrence, CSU Sacramento - Advisor, Dr. Shannon Datwyler, for the paper “Testing the hypothesis of
allopolyploidy in the origin of Penstemon azureus (Plantaginaceae)” Co-author: Shannon Datwyler
Ari Novy, Rutgers University - Advisor, Dr. Jean Marie Hartman - Botany 2011 presentation: "Genetic Variation of Spartina alterniflora Loisel. in the New York Metropolitan Area and Its Relevance for Marsh Restoration." Co-authors, Peter E. Smouse, Jean Marie Hartman, Lena Struwe, Joshua Honig, Chris Miller, and Stacy Bonos
Sean Ryan, San Diego State University - Advisor, Dr. Michael G. Simpson - Botany 2011 presentation: "Molecular Phylogenetic Relationships and Character Evolution of Fritillaria subgenus Liliorhiza." Co-author, Michael G. Simpson
Susann Wicke, University of Vienna, Vienna,
Austria - Advisor, Dr. Dietmar Quandt & Dr. Gerald Schneeweiss
- Botany & Mycology 2009 presentation: "From
the exception to the rule: the re-arrangement(s) of the nuclear
ribosomal DNA in land plants.."
Aaron Duffy, Utah State University, Logan, UT
- Advisor, Dr. Paul G. Wolf - Botany 2008 presentation: "Conservation
of selection on matK in ferns following an ancient loss
of the trnK intron by genome inversion."