2013-12-01 Charlottecacharya@ucdavis.edu

BS in Biochemistry; University of California, San Diego

MS in Natural Resources; Cornell University

Charlotte is a molecular biologist with a strong interest in plant breeding and a long history with high throughput data generation. She discovered an interest in plants while working on creek restoration projects in Oakland, CA.

As a technician in Dr. Kresovich’s lab at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, she researched the genetic diversity of sorghums, was involved with the Maize Nested Associated Mapping Panel, and was able to work with a number of visiting scientists from around the world. In 2010 the research of the Institute for Genomic Diversity changed when it began offering Genotyping-By-Sequencing as a service. She became the lab manager and was instrumental in developing the processes necessary to reliably produce and deliver large amounts of genotyping data. Charlotte then moved to UC Davis to work at the DNA Technologies Core running the HiSeqs and liquid handling robot.

She joined the Knapp team in the fall of 2015 and is excited to be researching the genetics of the octoploid strawberry.