Originally from the Missouri Ozarks in the US, I received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri. I then received a PhD in Plant Biology from Michigan State University under the guidance of Dr. Yair Shachar-Hill. My research was focused on the regulation of resource exchange between hosts plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). In 2022, I joined Dr Jeongmin Choi's research group as a PostDoc at the Crop Science Centre where I will continue to work on AMF with of focus on nutrient signaling.
Coercion in the evolution of plant–microbe communication: A perspective (2018) SL Rowe, JS Norman, ML Friesen Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions A high‐throughput method of analyzing multiple plant defensive compounds in minimized sample mass CN Jack, SL Rowe, SS Porter, ML Friesen Applications in Plant Sciences (2019)