Morales_Jasonsmall.jpgJason Morales

Education

PhD Candidate- Purdue University, current.  Plant Breeding and Genetics Major, project emphasis is on ex-PVP Material.

Masters of Science- Brigham Young University, 2009.  Genetics and Biotechnology Major, Thesis: "Physiological Assessment of Chenopodium Quinoa to Salt Stress"

Bachelors of Science- Brigham Young University, Biology Major, 2007

Publications and Abstracts

Publications

A.J. Morales, P. Bajgain, Z. Garver, P.J. Maughan, J.A. Udall (2011). Physiological Responses of Chenopodium Quinoa to Salt Stress.  International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Vol. 3, pp. 219-232.

P.J. Maughan, T.B. Turner, C. Coleman, D. Elzinga, E. Jellen, A.J. Morales, J.A. Udall, D.J. Fairbanks, A. Bonifacio (2009). Characterization of Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS 1) Homoeologs in Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.). Genome. Vol. 52, pp. 647-657.

Oral Presentations

Analysis of Genetic Loci Associated with Improved Performance in Ex-Plant Variety Protected Commercial Germplasm, 2012 NCCC167 Corn Breeders Meeting, Portland, 14 Mar 2012

Analysis of Genetic Loci Associated with Improved Performance in Ex-Plant Variety Protected Commercial Germplasm, 2012 Corn Belt Seed Conference, Indianapolis, 15 Feb 2012

Detection of CSF1R, LNGFR, EGFP, and ß-actin mRNA transcripts in Mafia macrophages,2006 Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, 18 Nov 2006

Posters

Identification of QTL for Agronomic Traits Using a Bi-Parental Ex-PVP Mapping Population, 2012 Maize Genetics Conference, Portland

Identification of QTL for Agronomic Traits Using a Bi-Parental Ex-PVP Mapping Population

2011 Corn & Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conference, Chicago

QTL analysis for performance in elite Ex-PVP maize lines using a bi-parental mapping population, 2011 Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. 53:P260

Diallel and QTL analysis of Ex-PVP Commercial Inbreds, 2010 Corn & Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conference, Chicago

Diallel analysis of elite EX-PVP commercial inbreds, Morales, AJ; Hauck, A; Johnson, GR; Bohn, M; Rocheford, TR. 2010 Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. 52:P185

Characterization of transcriptional responses to salt stress in Chenopodium quiona, Morales, AJ; Maughan, PJ; Udall, JA. 2009 Plant & Animal Genomes Conference Abstracts. 17:P668

Detection of CSF1R,LNGFR, EGFP, and β-actin mRNA transcripts in Mafia macrophages, Morales, AJ; Lisle, MF; McNeil, PM; Hansen, JS; Sotomayor, JR; Christensen, BN; Thacker, BA; Hunt, TJ; Harris, AD; Dodds, DW; Cook, DM; Burnett, SH. 2006 Autumn Immunology Conference. 35:60.

Achievements

AFRI Plant Breeding and Education Partnership Grant, 2010-Present

People’s Choice Award, Corn and Soybean Innovation Competition, Purdue University, 2012

Founder, Plant Breeding and Genetics Journal Club, Purdue University, 2011-2012

Ross Fellowship, Purdue University, 2009-2010

Graduate Mentoring in Research Award, Brigham Young University, 2008

Ross Fellowship 2009-10, Purdue University

Contact

Phone- 801-368-4272

Email- jasonmorales@purdue.edu

Office- Lilly 2-458