Haley Carter

I am a PhD student who uses genomics, and field and greenhouse studies to understand the evolution of plant secondary chemistry.

Picture from surveying fieldtrip to Peru in 2016

I am fascinated by the way plants use chemistry in ecological interactions. Understanding the coevolutionary forces and the genomics behind phytochemical diversity drives my passion for research and science. I am currently a PhD student in the Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University, advised by Dr Norm Wickett. My graduate work combines biochemical and genetic analyses to understand how selection acts on the floral scent compound linalool in Oenothera harringtonii. Read more about my work here...