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Room 2115
Section of Plant Biology
1002 Life Sciences, One Shields Ave.
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616


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Contact Info

Christine Palmer

Postdoctoral researcher

University of California Davis

1 Shields Avenue

Davis, CA, 95616

530 752-8086

cmpalmer at

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Maloof lab where I am utilizing quantitative genetics to identify components of the shade avoidance response. My overall research interests focus on how plants respond to their environment.


2011 Ph.D. Biology, Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH

2006 M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA

2002 B.A. Biology, Williams College. Williamstown, MA

Research Experience

2011-present Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis, CA

2013-present Field Research Leader, White Mountain Research Station, White Mountains, CA

2013 Field Researcher, U.S. Forest Service

2006-2011 Graduate Student, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2003-2006 Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2002-2003 Research Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2001-2002 Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

2000-2001 Undergraduate Research, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Teaching Experience

2013-present Research Mentor, University of California, Davis

2013-present Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis

2013-present Mentor, High School

2012-present Instructor, Pioneer High School, Woodland, CA

2012 Science Mentor (online), American Society of Plant Biologists

2012 Instructor, University of California, Davis

2008-2011 Research Mentor, Dartmouth College

2009 Teacher Training Workshop Series, Dartmouth College

2007 Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College

2005 Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania

2000-2001 Teaching Assistant, Williams College

Awards and Honors

Peer Reviewed Publications

Posters and Presentations

*Undergraduate author