I am a recent PhD graduate in Program in Ecology at University of Wyoming. I am working in Cynthia Weinig’s lab in Botany department and my research focuses on understanding genetic basis of ecophysiological traits (such as photosynthesis, circadian rhythms and leaf anatomy) in Brassica rapa and Arabidopsis thaliana. For my PhD I’m utilizing plant physiology methods as well as both quantitative and molecular genetics approaches to understand phenotypic evolution and genetic architecture of complex physiological, morphological and anatomical traits of Brassica rapa. Those traits are crucial for plant’s diversification, domestication and crop improvement. My broad research interests lie in the interplay among genetics, physiology and evolution in natural plant populations and under domestication regimes.