Location: Bowdoin / Calendar


Gene by environment interaction and the genomic basis of local adaptation in plants

  • 4/24/2014 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
  • Event Type: Seminar

Gene by environment interaction and the genomic basis of local adaptation in plants

David Des Marais, Research Associate, Harvard University

Research Interests

I study the diversity of life at many different scales. Like most of us, I am amazed by the visual diversity of plant life. But I am also fascinated by the diversity of genes, proteins, and other molecules which give rise to the beautiful plants that surround us. My research addresses how molecular processes shape organismal diversity, and how these processes evolve within and between species of plants.