Carrie Carpenter

   Interests and Research

I am a biology major at UIC and will finally complete my undergrad degree this May.  I have an interest in genetics and evolutionary ecology and will be going on to graduate school after a year.

Carrie is studying several European and Asian species of Elymus, a group of grasses related to wheat.  She will will be doing DNA extractions followed by PCR and sequencing of a region of the chloroplast genome.  These data will help us identify the maternal progenitor of these tetraploid species. 

Elymus sibiricus
Photo by Oleg Kosterin