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Samantha J Snodgrass

Samantha J Snodgrass

  • Graduate Assistant-Research
  • Dr. Matthew Hufford
Samantha Snodgrass is currently a third year PhD student and President of the Interdepartmental Plant Biology Student Organization. She graduated in 2016 with a biology and environmental studies bachelor's degree from Grinnell College. Afterwards, Snodgrass worked as a field botany technician for the Alaska Bureau of Land Management through the Conservation Land Management Internship run by the Chicago Botanical Garden during the 2016 field season. She then returned to Grinnell College to work as a post-baccalaureate fellow for the Partners In Education program, which aims to reduce the number of first year drop outs through peer mentorship and academic support, during the spring semester of 2017. Snodgrass has previously done research on stormwater practices in urban environments and cotton genome size and cell size variation. Her current research focuses on the relationship between genome structure and hybridization as well as the tempo of fractionation after polyploidy. Her work is done in the study system of Zea mays ssp mays and its wild relatives in the Zea genus.

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353 Bessey 2200 Osborn Dr


  • B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, Grinnell College, 2016