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I am currently studying the evolutionary history and species relationships within the genus Packera (Asteraceae), with a focus on phylogenomics and systematics.
I am also involved in conservation genetic work of the endangered sunflower species, Helianthus verticillatus, also known as the whorled sunflower.
Finally, I just started some genome assembly and annotation work to generate new genomic resources across Asterales, Dipsacales, and Apiales funded by a NSF IOS grant.
More information on these projects can be found in my Research tab!
Erika R. Moore-Pollard
PhD candidate; Mandel Lab
University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA
phylogenomics • systematics • genomics • biogeography • plant genetics • climate change • evolution • bioinformatics • character trait evolution • polyploidy • conservation genetics • herbaria
COMPOSITAE IN A CRATE
“Compositae in a Crate,” is an NSF funded self-guided outreach activity aimed at the 4th and 5th school grades. This crate of activities will contain four different modules focusing in different aspects of the sunflower family: genomes, biodiversity, morphology, and society. More info here.
I am trying to understand the evolutionary history and speciation events within the genus Packera. This work involves phylogenomics, dating, biogeography, topological discordance, and probe design. Find more information about my work here.
University of Memphis
3700 Walker Ave., Memphis, TN 38152; Ellington Hall, Room 322
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