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Jeanne Romero-Severson, PhD.

Associate professor, University of Notre Dame

Quantitative genetics and genomics in natural populations

Degrees

  • B.S. (1974) in Molecular Biology : University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • PhD (1984) in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics : University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Postdoctoral Positions

  • Postdoctoral Associate (1984-1985) : Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin
  • Postdoctoral Associate (1985-1986) : Agrigenetics Advanced Science Company

Personal interests

  • Growing tomatoes, hot peppers and cacti
  • Cheering for Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and University of Notre Dame football
  • Savoring the fine array of genuine Wisconsin cheeses

Contact Information

Phone: 574-631-3938

E-mail: jromeros@nd.edu

 

 

 

 

Tim McCleary

Laboratory Program Manager

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts (2002) : Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN
  • B.S. Forest Science (2005) : Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Positions Held

  • Laboratory Technician, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) : Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Laboratory Technician, East Malling Research : East Malling, Kent, United Kingdom

Personal Interests

  • Downhill Skiing
  • European Travel
  • Hiking and Backpacking
  • Notre Dame Football

Contact Information

Phone: 574-631-4019

Fax: 574-631-7413

E-mail: tmcclear@nd.edu

 

Dan Borkowski

Graduate Student in Biology, emphasis in Ecology, Evolution and the Environment

Degrees

  • B.S. (2008) in Biology: Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont

Research Interests

Population genetics, landscape genetics, evolution of stress tolerance

 

Personal Interests

  • Reading: classics, and sci-fi
  • Movies of almost any genre
  • Good beer and coffee

 

Arpita Konar

Graduate Student in Biology, emphasis in Ecology, Evolution and the Environment

Degrees

  • B.S. (2004) in Zoology: Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
  • M.S. (2006) in Zoology: Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

Research Interests

Genetics and molecular biology of Northern red oak

 

Personal Interests

  • Singing
  • Cooking
  • Traveling
  • Reading

 

Mary McAllister

Undergraduate Research

Major : Biology (2012)

Project: Chloroplast Haplotype Diversity and Distribution in Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Post-Grad : Planning on attending medical school

Hometown : Columbus, OH

Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Poetry
  • Traveling
  • Cooking

 

Kristen Laricchia

Undergraduate Research

Major : Biology (2012)

Project: Chloroplast Haplotype Diversity and Distribution in butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Post-Grad : Graduate School

Hometown : Arlington Heights, IL

Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Rock Climbing

 

 

Michael Szymanski

Research Techinican

Major : Political Science/History (2012)

Post-Grad : Planning on attending law school

Hometown : South Bend, IN

Personal Interests

  • Shuffleboard
  • Boating
  • Golf

Amy Fernow

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Major : Arts and Letters Pre-Professional and English (2013)

Post-Grad : Planning on attending medical school

Hometown : Bremen, OH

Personal Interests

  • Reading
  • Swimming

 

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