Biology Building 306
BA College of Wooster
PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
NSF post-doctoral fellowship: Indiana University-Bloomington
Courses I will teach
Light regulated developmental processes in photosynthetic organisms. I use molecular genetic and physiological approaches to study how photosynthetic organisms (plants and cyanobacteria) adapt to changes in their light environment. My current research focuses on how the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon adapts its photosynthetic apparatus to changes in light color in a process called complementary chromatic adaptation. Ultimately I would like to put the molecular understanding of complementary chromatic adaptation that we are developing into an ecological and evolutionary context.