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Biological Sciences Profiles

Christina Wells

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences Department

Office: 150 Long Hall


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Plant Physiology
Penn State 1999

B.S. Biology
Temple University 1994

 Courses Taught

BIOL 3040/3080 Biology of Plants
Creative Inquire: Botanical Collection Team
BIOL 8710: Directed Readings in Plant Stress Physiology

 Research Interests

I use next generation sequencing and bioinformatics to answer fundamental questions in plant biology, including (1) how do trees control their annual cycles of dormancy, and (2) how do plant parasitic nematodes manipulate host genomes to evade detection and construct novel feeding structures?