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Ana Caicedo

Ana Caicedo
Associate Professor
Specialty: 
Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics
Tel: 
(413) 545-0975
Fax: 
(413) 545-3243
Department of Biology
221 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9297
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Ana Caicedo obtained her B.S. in Biology in 1996 at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She left the lofty peaks of the Andes for the (flatter) environment of the Midwest U.S. to attend graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis; there she studied the population genetics of disease resistance genes in wild tomatoes and received her Ph.D. in 2003. During a postdoc at NC State, she carried out research on the evolutionary genomics of rice domestication and the population genetics of floral timing genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ana joined the UMass Biology faculty in 2006. Her current research interests include the genetic basis of adaptation, the genomics of plant domestication, and the population genetics of diversification within and between species (CV).

Topics: 
Agriculture
Agriculture topics: 
Vegetables
Keywords: 
Adaptive evolution
population genetics
molecular evolution
evolutionary ecology
phylogeography
and evolutionary genomics.