I am a Plant Biology Ph.D. student with a designated emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology. I am primarily interested in understanding the domestication of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) as well as mapping population structure through demographic inference.
University of California, Riverside
B.S. Plant Biology - Emphasis in Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnologies
Interspecific conflict and the evolution of ineffective rhizobia. K.A. Gano-Cohen, C.E. Wendlandt, P.J.N. Stokes, M.A. Blanton, K.W. Quides, A. Zomorrodian, E.S. Adinata, J.L. Sachs. 2019. Ecology Letters. IN PRESS.
Fitness variation among host species and the paradox of ineffective rhizobia. V.J. Pahua, P.J.N. Stokes, A.C. Hollowell, J.U. Regus, K.A. Gano-Cohen, C.E. Wendlandt, K.W. Quides, J. Y. Lyu, J.L. Sachs. 2018 Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 599-610
Non-nodulating Bradyrhizobiumspp. modulate the benefits of the legume-rhizobium mutualism. K.A. Gano-Cohen, P. Stokes, M.A. Blanton, C.E. Wendlandt, A.C. Hollowell, J.U. Regus, D. Kim, S. Patel, V. J. Pahua, J.L. Sachs. 2016. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82: 5259-5268
Honors and Awards
2017 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow