Dr. Patricia Fuentes-Cross

PattyPatty has a background in anthropology and botany. She has a M.A. from Columbia University (New York, USA) in the field of Anthropology and received her PhD from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia. Patty's PhD work applied interdisciplinary research methods to study human-mediated landscape modification, using genetic analysis of plant populations, phylogenetics, and isotope analysis of ancient soils and plant tissues, with focus on Australian native flora, specifically the native sandalwoods (Santalum spp.)

Since she moved to New Zealand, Patty has worked as an Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) at the University of Otago within various projects. These have ranged from conservation of plant-based museum objects (New Zealand flax, or "Harakeke" (Phormium tenax), to genetic diversity of New Zealand native birds (New Zealand South Island Robin (Petroica australis) with Dr. Helen Taylor), gaining further experience in diverse research methods, lab work and data analysis. Patty first joined the Gemmell lab, in her ARF capacity, in 2018 to assist with the Robin project, to then in 2019 take her current sequencing technician role under the supervision of Ms. Jo Gillum.

 

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Traducción Española

Patty recibió el titulo de doctor por el departamento de biología de la Universidad de Adelaida (University of Adelaide, School of Biological Sciences, Australia). Antes de su trabajo de doctorado, Patty recibió la maestría en el área de Antropología por la Universidad de Columbia, en Nueva York, Estados Unidos, (Columbia University in the City of New York, USA). Desde su inclusión en el grupo del Profesor Gemmell, Patty ha trabajado en el proyecto de aves nativas de Nueva Zelandia (Robín, Petroica australis ) con la Dr. Helen Taylor, y recientemente como técnica de laboratorio con la Sra. Jo Gillum.

 

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