Ms Megan Calvert
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
I am a MSc Genetics student working in the Forest Molecular Genetics Program under the supervision of Prof. Myburg and Dr. Mizrachi. I am currently working on the eQTLs analysis of a pseudo-backcross population of Eucalyptus hybrids. The aim of this study will be to identify and analysesegregating parts of regulatory modules (pairs of SCW TFs sharing eQTLs oroverlapping with trans-eQTL hotspots)of the transcriptional network controlling SCW biosynthesis in Eucalyptus and learn how segregation inTF modules affect wood property variation in the E. grandis and E. urophylla backcrosspopulations.