Chelsea Pretz

Current Position
PhD student at University Colorado- Boulder

Research Interests
I am current interested in the genus Physalis and understanding interspecific gene flow that occurs within the genus. I hope that this knowledge will lead to a better understand of the confusing taxonomy of the group. My approaches will include understanding the mechanistic barriers of the pollination system and genetic work.

Teaching Interests
Current TA for Gen. Bio, but I am also interesting in teaching in community outreach formats.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program;

Society of America- Trainee-Organized Symposia: Grant awarded ($2000) for ATGC-STL Conference, St. Louis, MO; Botanical Society of America- PLANTS: Travel Grant for Botany Conference 2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center St. Louis, MO; The Institute for Science and Mathematics: Undergraduate Research, Harris-Stowe State University; National Science Foundation, HBCU-UP;

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates: Missouri Botanical Gardens St. Louis, MO

BSA Service
PLANTS mentor, member 2015-current

Other Service
Co-Organized the Evolution Outreach Committee Darwin Museum Day at CU Natural History Museum