Elton Kane


Position Title
Graduate Student

  • Plant Biology Graduate Group

Recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) with a BS in General Biology, minor in Philosophy. While at UMB I studied the population genetics and evolution of common dandelions. Currently, I am a first-year PhD student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group, co-advised in the Monroe and Diepenbrock labs. My interests have expanded to include studying adaptive loss/gain-of-function mutations with a functional application towards plant breeding to generate biofortified and abiotic stress tolerant crops, with additional research interests in creating combined crop-climate models.