Justin Conover

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