Zachary S. L. Foster

Undergraduate Student
Research Interests: 
My academic interests are diverse, ranging from ancient history to statistics, however my primary focus has been on botany, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. Eventually I would like to conduct phylogenetic research as well as computer modeling of evolution and cellular development.
About Me: 

I am currently enrolled in Oregon State University as a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, working in the lab of Dr. Niklaus Grünwald. My primary function for the Milkweed Genome Project was programming for bioinformatics applications and the creation/maintenance of the website.

Relevant Publications: 

Straub, S.C.K., M. Fishbein, T. Livshultz, Z. Foster, M. Parks, K. Weitemier, R.C. Cronn, A. Liston. 2011. Building a model: Developing genomic resources for common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) with low coverage genome sequencing. BMC Genomics 12:211.