Graduate Student

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gds44474@uga.edu
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C218 Life Sciences

I’m interested in understanding how new species diverge and evolve reproductive barriers that contribute to speciation. My project focuses on a common, yet understudied form of reproductive isolation in flowering plants, known as hybrid seed lethality, which has evolved within the yellow mountain monkeyflower (Mimulus tilingii) species complex. My research characterizes the evolutionary, developmental, and genetic mechanisms underlying this barrier and seeks to define how these processes are involved in the early stages of species divergence.

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I am interested in the evolutionary and genetic mechanisms of reproductive isolating barriers that contribute to speciation of closely related species. 

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