Bedinger Lab News

We have recently unveiled a new logo for our lab! It features the mountains of our local Colorado, the Blue-Footed Booby of Ecuador(where many of the species we study live), and several symbols of tomatoes and science. Great work Amanda!






In May, 2016 our own You Soon Baek defended her dissertation and received her PhD in Botany.  Congratulations Doctor!








Taylor Randall Presented her poster entitled “The Role of HT-A protein in Interspecific Pollen Rejection”  at CSU’s “Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity” event.  Great job Taylor!





OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShelley Sianta (undergraduate extraordinaire) will be starting graduate school this Fall with       Kathleen Kay in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at UC Santa Cruz!  Yay Shelley!






Shelley Sianta earned an Honorable Mention on her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application- Way to go!


One of our favorite undergraduate researchers, Taylor Randall, is in the News. Taylor is part of Colorado State University’s Equine Sciences Program, where she has been training a 2-year-old mare named AR Especials Barmaid. Congratulations on all your hard work Taylor!  Read more about it here.


Bedinger_Laureate_2013More Good News for the Bedinger Lab!!  Pat was named Professor Laureate in the College of Natural Sciences!  “This recognition is for her outstanding work as a teacher and mentor, and for leading a large research group investigating the molecular genetic basis of speciation on and diversity in wild tomatoes in South America.





Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 11.23.01 AMThis March we held the first (of what I think will be many) Bedinger Lab Writing Retreats in Estes Park.  It was a great success.  We hope to have new and exciting papers for you to read soon!


Patricia Bedinger2013 has started with a BANG!  Pat had been granted a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Ecuador to conduct research on reproductive isolating barriers within and among wild tomato species!  Congratulations Pat!!  I looks like a few of us will be packing our bags and heading to Ecuador next spring. Read about it here





Pat“You Say Tomato, I say Potato:  Wild Tomatoes Could Unlock Secrets of Fungus Behind Irish Potato Famine, CSU Researcher Says”.  Read about it here