We would like to welcome Jennifer Riehl and Olivia Cope to the Lindroth research group!
Jennifer received a Ph.D. in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology from Michigan Technological University. Her dissertation focused on North American red oak genetic variation, population structure, and local adaptation. She is joining our lab in a post-doctoral position, in which she will investigate the genes underlying ecologically important traits in aspen and aspen-insect interactions. Jennifer is originally from Austin, Texas and received her B.S. in Biology from Texas Lutheran University and an M.S. in Molecular Biology from SUNY Albany. In her spare time she travels by car with her husband and loves attending various musical events from rock to symphony concerts.
Olivia Cope received a B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducted undergraduate research focused on insect galls. She will be working as a Ph.D. student under Rick Lindroth and Eric Kruger studying the ecology of herbivore defense in aspen.Olivia is originally from Seattle, Washington and likes to spend her free time riding her bike and playing the banjo.