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Research Assistant / Laboratory Manager

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Jessica M. Allen, B.S.

Conservation Biology and Ecological Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2010

  • Email: jallen[at]dbg.org

Research Interests

  • Rare, endangered and invasive plant population studies using molecular techniques
  • DNA extraction from atypical source material
  • Genetic data generation, editing, and analysis


Personal Statement

Molecular biotechnology provides a useful perspective to many areas of botanical research such as, conservation, taxonomy, restoration, and plant-animal interactions. I assist members of the department in providing this perspective to plant studies based at the Garden. My focus is developing and tailoring molecular protocols to research the unique flora of the Desert Southwest. Ultimately, these efforts contribute to plant conservation through increased understanding and awareness.

Publications

Tew, J.M., S.L. Lance, K.L. Jones, and S.D. Fehlberg. 2012. Microsatellite development for an endangered riparian inhabitant, Lilaeopsis schaffneriana subsp. recurva (Apiaceae). American Journal of Botany Primer Notes & Protocols in the Plant Sciences 99: e164-166

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