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Rose Keith

Visiting Instructor of Biology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7386

rakeith@​knox.edu

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Visiting Instructor of Biology

Rose KeithGeneral Interests

I'm interested in the evolution of complex traits, particularly plant defenses against herbivores. I use quantitative genetics approaches to study the genetic basis of how plant populations evolve in response to herbivore damage.

Years at Knox: 2017 to present

Education

Ph.D., Genetics and Genomics, 2017, Duke University

B.A., Biological Sciences, 2011, Mount Holyoke College

Teaching Interests

Evolution, genetics, plant biology

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants

Teaching Assistant award, Biology Department, Duke University (2016)

Bass Instructor of Record Fellowship, the Graduate School, Duke University (2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship, honorable mention, National Science Foundation (2013)

Graduate Research Fellowship, honorable mention, National Science Foundation (2012)

James B. Duke Fellowship, the Graduate School, Duke University (2011-2015)

Publications

Testing the optimal defense hypothesis in nature: variation for glucosinolate profile within plants (with T. Mitchell-Olds). PLOS One 12(7), 2017.

Genetic variation for resistance to herbivores and plant pathogens; hypotheses, mechanisms, and evolutionary implications (with T. Mitchell-Olds). Plant Pathology 62:122-132, 2013.

Natural selection drives clinal life history patterns in the perennial sunflower species, Helianthus maximiliani (with Kawakami, T., T.J. Morgan, J.B. Nippert, T.W. Ocheltree, P. Dhakal, and M.C. Ungerer). Molecular Ecology 20:2318-2328, 2011.

Development and characterization of 13 polymorphic EST-SSR loci for the perennial sunflower species, Helianthus maximiliani (with Kawakami, T, P. Dhakal, N.C. Kane, and M. Ungerer). In: Aurelle et al. 2010. Permanent genetic resources added to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2010-31 March 2010. Molecular Ecology Resources 10:751-754, 2010.

Presentations

Genetic constraints in the evolution of chemical defenses in multiple tissues of Boechera stricta, Evolution Conference (2017).

Natural selection on secondary metabolites changes direction between tissues, Evolution Conference (2016)

The genetic architecture of tissue-specific defenses in a wild mustard, Southern Ecology and Evolution Conference (2015)

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