Andrea Gonzalez Munoz
Andrea joined the Wulff Lab in August of 2021 as a PhD student. Her research focuses on the evolution and genetic architecture of disease resistance in the wild wheat species Aegilops tauschii. Under the aegis of the Open Wild Wheat Consortium, she is leading the effort to generate a pan-genome for the species as a genomics resource for resistance gene discovery.
Andrea obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Universidad de Caldas in Colombia in 2012 and earned her Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2016. From 2016 to 2021, Andrea worked as researcher at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Colombia (BIOS) in the Bioinformatics and Biotechnology department. Her experience at BIOS involved genomics and transcriptomics data analysis in corals, bacteria, fungi, and plants to support research groups and other research centers in their investigations.
Andrea’s research interests include the analysis and biological interpretation of genomics and transcriptomics data for the discovery and use of genetic variation, genomic prediction, determining genotype-phenotype associations, and exploring evolutionary relationships.