Brachypodium expert Ludmila Tyler joins UMass Consortium

Dr. Ludmila Tyler joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Consortium beginning this year, 2012. She hales from Dr. John Vogel’s USDA laboratory, perhaps the most prolific B. distachyon group in the world. She is a leading expert in the field of trait and genetic diversity found within the species and managed a project conducted by the DOE – Joint Genome Institute to sequence the genomes of over 50 different strains. At UMass, Dr. Tyler will continue to explore bioenergy-relevant crop traits using natural and induced genetic variation in B. distachyon.