Curriculum Vitae

Yulia Yarkhunova, MS

EDUCATION

2007-2009
M.S in Biology, Samara State Nayanova University, Russia

2011-2017
Ph. D in Program in Ecology (PiE program),
University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA

PUBLICATIONS

Yarkhunova, Y., Edwards, C. E., Ewers, B. E., Baker, R. L., Aston, T. L., McClung, C. R., Lou, P. and Weinig, C. (2016), Selection during crop diversification involves correlated evolution of the circadian clock and ecophysiological traits in Brassica rapa. New Phytol. doi:10.1111/nph.13758, Published:

Robert L. Baker 1*, Yulia Yarkhunova1,2, Katherine Vidal1, Brent E. Ewers1 and Cynthia Weinig1,3, Polyploidy and the relationship between leaf structure and function: implications for correlated evolution of anatomy, morphology, and physiology in Brassica. Baker et al. BMC Plant Biology (2017) 17:3 DOI 10.1186/s12870-016-0957-3, Published: 05 January 2017

IN PREPARATION FOR PUBLICATION

Matti J. Salmela, Yulia Yarkhunova, Carmela R. Guadagno, Brent E. Ewers1,3, Kathleen Greenham, Ping Lou, C. Robertson McClung & Cynthia Weinig. Variable associations between the circadian clock, gas exchange, phenology, and biomass in the field versus growth chamber environments in segregating progeny of Brassica rapa.

Yarkhunova Y, Guadagno CR, Rubin MJ, Ewers BE, Weinig C. Variation in chlorophyll fluorescence, non-photochemical quenching parameters and circadian rhythms in A. thaliana RILs under various light conditions

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Yarkhunova Y, Guadagno CR, Rubin MJ, Ewers BE, Weinig C. Variation in chlorophyll fluorescence and circadian rhythms in A. thaliana under light stress. Poster. Program in Ecology Symposium, Laramie, WY 2016.

Baker RL, Yarkhunova Y, Ewers BE and Weinig C. “Genome wide associations between anatomy, crop-specific resource allocation strategies, and water use efficiency.  Oral Presentation. National Science Foundation, Alington, VA 2015.

Baker RL, Yarkhunova Y, Ewers BE and Weinig C.. “Genome wide associations between anatomy and water use efficiency.  Poster. National Science Foundation, Alington, VA 2015.

Baker RL, Yarkhunova Y, Ewers BE and Weinig C.. “Polyploidy: Consequences for leaf structure and function in Brassica triangle species.” Presentation. Botanical Society of America, Edmonton, Canada. 2015.

Yarkhunova Y, Edwards CE, Ewers BE, Baker RL, Weinig C. Selection during crop diversification involves correlated evolution of the circadian clock and ecophysiological traits in Brassica rapa. Presentation. Evolution Conference, Brazil, Guaruja 2015.

Yarkhunova Y, Edwards CE P, Ewers BE, Baker RL, Weinig C. Selection during domestication affects the circadian clock and expression of ecophysiological traits in Brassica rapa. Poster. Evolution Conference, Raleigh N.C. 2014

Yarkhunova Y, Edwards CE, Ewers BE, Baker RL, Weinig C. Selection during domestication affects the circadian clock and expression of ecophysiological traits in Brassica rapa. Poster. Program in Ecology Symposium, Laramie, WY 2014

Baker, R. L., Yarkhunova Y, and C. Weinig. “Genome wide associations between anatomy and water use efficiency” Poster. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. 2014

Aston, T. L., Ewers, B. E., Yarkhunova Y., Guadagno, C. R., & Weinig, C. Impact of genotypic variation in aquaporin function on plant performance under drought. 97th ESA Annual Meeting. Austin, TX 2012

Guadagno, C. R., Ewers, B. E., Lehmann, T., Weinig, C., Topchiy, E., Aston, T. L., & Yarkhunova, Y. Herbaceous plants struggling with drought: metabolic characterization of genotypic variance via NMR. 97th ESA Annual Meeting. Austin, TX 2012

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2009 Best Diploma Thesis, Russian Ministry of Sciences
2013 Graduate Assistantship, Botany Department
2014 C.L. Porter Summer Fellowship in Botany
2015 NSF EPSCoR Travel Award
2015 Wilhelm & Ragnhild Solheim Scholarship in Botany
2015 Graduate Assistantship, Program in Ecology
2016 Best poster award nomination, first runner-up. Student PiE Symposium

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS
Plant genetics, ecophysiology, quantitative genetics, crop physiology, circadian clock