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Alexa Tyszka

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology & Evolution
University of Illinois at Chicago
Walker Lab

about me

Nice to meet you! I am broadly interested in plant evolution and phylogenetics, specifically within Caryophyllales and carnivorous plants across disparate families. In my work I attempt to optimize analyses of large-scale genetic data with tools in and python .

recent work

  • Ruiz-Vargas N, Ramanauskas K, Tyszka AS, Mason-Gamer RJ, Walker JF. Transcriptome data from silica-preserved leaf tissue reveals gene flow patterns in a Caribbean bromeliad. bioRxiv. 2023:2023-06. doi: 10.1101/2023.06.16.545126
  • Tyszka AS, Bretz EC, Robertson HM, Woodcock-Girard MD, Ramanauskas K, Larson DA, Stull GW and Walker JF (2023) Characterizing conflict and congruence of molecular evolution across organellar genome sequences for phylogenetics in land plants. Front. Plant Sci. 14:1125107. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1125107


at uic

Mailing address:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Biological Sciences
M/C 067
Chicago, IL 60607