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David Jarvis

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Group: Mark Tester​​

Research Interests

I am interested in using diverse approaches in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology to understand how certain plant species have adapted to salinity, and in using breeding and biotechnology to enhance salt tolerance in crop species. I am particularly interested in applying genomic tools for the improvement of understudied crops such as Chenopodium quinoa.

Selected Publications

  • Distinct roles for SOS1 in the convergent evolution of salt tolerance in Eutrema salsugineum and Schrenkiella parvula DE Jarvis, C-H Ryu, MA Beilstein, KS Schumaker Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol. 31, 2094-2107, (2014)
  • The reference genome of the halophytic plant Eutrema salsugineum R Yang*, DE Jarvis*, H Chen, MA Beilstein, J Grimwood, J Jenkins, S Shu, S Prochnik, M Xin, C Ma, J Schmutz, RA Wing, T Mitchell-Olds, KS Schumaker, X Wang Fronteirs in Plant Science, Vol. 4,Article 46, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00046, (2013) *These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • An atlas of over 90,000 conserved noncoding sequences provides insight into crucifer regulatory regions A Haudry, AE Platts, E Vello, DR Hoen, M Leclercq, RJ Williamson, E Forczek, Z Joly-Lopez, JG Steffen, KM Hazzouri, K Dewar, JR Stinchcombe, DJ Schoen, X Wang, J Schmutz, CD Town, PP Edger, JC Pires, KS Schumaker, DE Jarvis, T Mandakova, MA Lysak, E van den Bergh, ME Schranz, PM Harrison, AM Moses, TE Bureau, SI Wright, M Blanchette Nature Genetics, Vol. 45, 891-898, (2013)
  • Simple sequence repeat marker development and genetic mapping in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) DE Jarvis, O Kopp, EN Jellen, MA Mallory, A Bonifacio, CE Coleman, MR Stevens, DJ Fairbanks, PJ Maughan Journal of Genetics, Vol. 89, 39–51, (2008)
  • A genetic linkage map of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) based on AFLP, RAPD and SSR markers PJ Maughan, A Bonifacio, EN Jellen, MR Stevens, CE Coleman, M Ricks, SL Mason, DE Jarvis, BW Gardunia, DJ Fairbanks Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Vol. 109, 1188–1195, (2004)

Education Profile

  • 2013   Ph.D., Plant Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Biology minor), University of Arizona
  • 2006   M.S., Genetics and Biotechnology, Brigham Young University
  • 2004   B.S., Biotechnology, Brigham Young University

Professional Profile