Jeremy Coate '92
Visiting Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
I am broadly interested in genome evolution, and my research focuses primarily on how plant genomes respond to whole genome multiplication (polyploidy). I explore this general question using polyploids that have arisen naturally as well as those generated in the lab using antimitotic agents (synthetic polyploids). In my current research, I use single cell sequencing methods to explore how genes duplicated by polyploidy specialize by partitioning their functions among different cell types. I earned my BA in Biology from Reed (’92) and a PhD in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology from Cornell (2010). At Reed, I teach courses in genetics and bioinformatics.