Deniz Aygoren

Position title: M.S. (2009-2011)

Deniz Aygoren

Background & Research Interests: Deniz has a broad background in Botany, and is supported by the government of Turkey, her home country, to attend graduate school in the USA.  She is interested in using gene sequence data for phylogenetic systematics and applications such as DNA barcoding, and was one of the first members of our lab to sequence low copy nuclear genes to address phylogeny in orchids.

MS Thesis: “Phylogenetic Relationships, Molecular Dating and DNA Barcoding of Spiranthes (Orchidaceae)”.  Defended
May 2011.
Current Status: Deniz is currently completing her Ph.D. at Redding University in the UK.