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Tawni Middleton

Tawni Middleton

4212A UC Davis Genome Center-GBSF
451 Health Sciences Drive
University of California
Davis, California 95616

Phone: (530)752-8889
Fax: (530)752-9658
Email: tamiddleton@ucdavis.edu

 Lab member: 2016- .
Position Ph.D. Student (Horticulture and Agronomy)
Education 2016 BS Biology, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado.
Research Topic Plant biotechnology, Genomics, Host Induced Gene Silencing, CRISPR/Cas-9
Research Summary Peanuts and many other ground crops are at risk for Aspergillus spp. colonization and aflatoxin contamination. Aflatoxins are harmful to both humans and animals due to their carcinogenic characteristics. My research focuses on using Host Induced Gene Silencing (HIGS) and RNA interference (RNAi) against Aspergillus species and aflatoxin contamination in corn, peanut, and wheat. I am also identifying target cells to better develop the CRISPR/Cas9 system in peanut and lettuce.
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