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
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.
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
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.
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
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