Maryam Sedaghatpour


Came close to falling off the cliff for this tinny lichen sample – worth it! (Great Smoky Mountains, ca. July 2017)

I am the newest first year addition to the Rothfels lab at UC Berkeley.
I come from the Washington DC area where I completed my bachelors at George Mason. My workspaces migrated between ceramics studios and photography darkrooms to molecular labs and herbaria, where I was mostly guided by Andrea Weeks and my relentless curiosity.
For my PhD I am interested in exploring evolutionary convergence in plants, specifically in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. How and why did some plants evolve to look the same or carry out the same functions or life strategies? How did these plants come to do what they do and be where they are?

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Find me on the interwebs:
Twitter – ResearchGate – msed at berkeley dot edu

Or send me a handwritten letter:
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Integrative Biology
3040 Valley Life Sciences Building # 3140
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140