Bio

I'm interested in the genetic basis of fruit development and evolution. My research focuses on dry-fruited tobacco and compares it to fleshy-fruited tomato.

Research Areas:
Development, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics

Publications

  • In Vitro Plant Regeneration and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Datura stramonium (Solanaceae). Rajewski, A., K.B. Elkins, A. Henry, J. Van Eck, A. Litt. Applications in Plant Science. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/aps3.1220
  • Evolution and Diversification of FRUITFULL Genes in Solanaceae. Maheepala, D.C., C. Emerling, A. Rajewski, J. Macon, M. Strahl, N. Pabón-Mora, A. Litt. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2019. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00043
  • Classification and phylogenetic analyses of the Arabidopsis and tomato G-type lectin receptor kinases. Teixeira, M., A. Rajewski, J. He, O. Castaneda, A. Litt, I. Kaloshian. 2018. BMC Genomics. 19(1):239. DOI:10.1186/s12864-018-4606-0

Volunteer Activities

  • Academic Affairs Officer, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Secretary, UCR Botany Graduate Student Association
  • President, UCR Queer (LGBT) Graduate Student Association
  • Planting Science Mentor, Botanical Society of America
  • Plant Discovery Day Educator for 5th Grade Students
  • Community OUTreach Educator, UCR LGBT Resource Center
  • Mentor, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, UCR
  • Membership and Member Services Task Force, ASHS
  • Chair, Graduate Student Working Group, ASHS
  • Vice President, Horticulture Graduate Student Association, UGA
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Experience & Education