Hi, my name is Shelly and I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Soltis Lab at the University of Florida. I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF-GRFP) and current Botanical Society of America Student Representative (2019 - 2021).
My general research interest is polyploidy evolution and population genetics. I completed my B.S. in Biology at the University of Central Florida, during which I was able to participate in multiple undergraduate research opportunties (see About). With this website, I hope to share my current research (see Research) and notes along the way (see Blog).
Florida Museum of Natural History doctoral students have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a competitive funding opportunity that supports scientists in the early stages of their career.....
New paper! This project was completed with the Soltis Lab and D. Blaine Marchant during a mini-REU in Summer 2017. This project investigated niche divergence among ploidal levels in a classic autopolyploid system, Galax urceolata.
Excited to share my first publication. This project began as part of my first REU with Julienne Ng and Robert Laport. This paper is part of a special edition of Frontiers titled Polyploid Population Genetics and Evolution - From Theory to Practice.