Mary-Francis LaPorte


Position Title
Graduate Student

  • Plant Biology Graduate Group

I am a student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group, interested in crop improvement, plant breeding, and computational genetics. I am working on projects that integrate crop growth modeling and genomics-enabled breeding methodologies in globally important crops. Before attending UC Davis, I completed a BS in Plant Biology: Biotechnology at the University of Oklahoma. There, I studied cell wall biosynthesis for applications related to biofuel production.

Twitter: @plantfrancis
Github (under construction): @laporpe