David E Hufnagel

Graduate Assistant-Research
David E. Hufnagel

David is a third year PhD student in Iowa State’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) program.  He earned a B.S. in Genomics and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University in December 2012.  David has previously researched the genetics of fruit ripening in Solanum lycopersicum, the evolution of terpene synthases in the genus Solanum, gene evolution following polyploidy in Brassicaceae and the prevalence of pseudogenes in land plants.  David is currently studying the evolutionary significance of admixture and the genetic architecture of hybridization in parapatric wild Zea taxa.  In his free time, David enjoys casual hangouts, racquet sports and exploring nature.

Area of Expertise: 
Evolutionary Genomics
Population Genomics
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB)
B.S., Genomics and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 2012