User:Lindsay V. Clark
I am a plant population and ecological geneticist in the final stages of my Ph.D. I am available to start work as a post-doc on July 1, 2011. If you like what you see here, feel free to contact me with any openings or potential openings that you may have in your lab!
Research and Personal Info
I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Genetics Graduate Group at UC Davis, and a member of the Jasieniuk lab in the Department of Plant Sciences. My research interest is in the evolution of invasiveness in plants through hybridization and changes in gene expression. My study organism is Himalayan blackberry, an introduced species from Europe that is highly invasive on the West Coast and is known to hybridize with native and other introduced species.
I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004, having majored in Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology and minored in Chemistry. From June 2002 to June 2004 I did my undergraduate thesis research in Thomas Jack's lab, where I worked on developing knockout mutants for a gene family putatively involved in floral development in Arabidopsis.
From November 2004 - July 2006 I worked at the Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva, NY. Under the direction of Amanda Garris, I worked on gene cloning and QTL mapping towards an understanding of light detection and winter dormancy in grapevine.
In my spare time I enjoy playing trombone, knitting, and spending time outdoors. I am a native of Southern Maine, and am having a good time in California but fantasize about settling down back in the Northeast US.
- Lindsay V. Clark and Marie Jasieniuk (2011) "POLYSAT: an R package for polyploid microsatellite analysis." Molecular Ecology Resources (in press).
- Amanda Garris, Lindsay Clark, Chris Owens, Steven McKay, James Luby, Kathy Mathiason, and Anne Fennell (2009) "Mapping of Photoperiod-Induced Growth Cessation in the Wild Grape Vitis riparia Michx." Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 134:261-272.
polysat: tools for polyploid microsatellite analysis
- Plant Sciences Departmental Research Assistantship
- Jastro-Shields Research Grant
- Department of Plant Sciences Graduate Student Travel Award
- California Weed Science Society Scholarship
- “Hybridization of native and invasive blackberries in California” at UC Davis Weed Day, July 17, 2008
- "Microsatellites distinguish sexual vs. apomictic reproduction in spontaneous Rubus hybrids" at Plant and Animal Genome XIX, January 15-19, 2011. PDF
- "Hybridization Between Native And Introduced Rubus In California And The Pacific Northwest" at Plant and Animal Genome XVIII, January 9-13, 2010. PDF
- “Hybridization between invasive and native blackberries (Rubus) in California” at California Invasive Plant Council Symposium, October 2-4, 2008.
- Associate Instructor, Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, Summer 2009
- Guest lecturer, Ecological Genetics, UC Davis Ecology Graduate Group, Winter 2011
- Teaching assistant, Principles of Genetics Laboratory, UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Winter 2010
- Teaching assistant, Genes and Gene Expression, UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Fall 2009, Winter 2011
- Teaching assistant, Human Heredity, UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Spring 2007, Spring 2009
- Teaching assistant, Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, Winter 2009
- Undergraduate teaching assistant, Molecular Biology Lab, Dartmouth College Department of Biological Sciences, Summer 2003