Justin Conover

Barker & Gutenkunst Labs

Office/Lab Location: BSW 321

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  • NSF Plant Genome Postdoctoral Fellow (2023-Present)
  • PhD in Genetics and Genomics, Iowa State University (2021)
  • BS in Biology with Distinction in the Honors College, Missouri State University (2015)

Research Interests: 

I am broadly interested in the short- and long-term impacts of whole genome duplication events (polyploidy) on shaping patterns of biodiversity and plant genome architecture. Currently, I am exploring how the distribution of fitness effects (DFE) is shaped by ploidy level, and how the shape of the DFE changes over long periods of time following polyploidy events in Brassica as a model system.