CMB doctoral candidate in the Bass lab
Katherine co-first-authored a paper on inheritance in hop in the journal The Plant Genome. She carried out 3D imaging of hop chromosomes, suggesting a chromosomal basis for the non-Mendelian inheritance patterns observed for genomic markers. She also recently presented a talk and poster at the 2nd Annual Brewers Symposium in Corvallis, Oregon at Oregon State University, where she received the First Prize Award for her poster.
(2017) Zhang* D, Easterling* KA, Pitra* NJ, Coles MC, Buckler ES, Bass HW, and Matthews PD. "Non-Mendelian SNP inheritance and atypical meiotic configurations are prevalent in hop (Humulus lupulus L.)" The Plant Genome 10(3):(14 pp). (DOI: 10.3835/plantgenome2017.04.0032).