I am a 3rd year Ph.D studentat Montana State University. I study wheat and barley genetics, particularly, the genetic mechanisms that contribute to preharvest sprouting.

I love all things science and spend alot of time outdoors with my family. Always open for a good discussion!

Research Areas:
Genomics, Molecular Biology, Signals and Responses, Gene Regulation, Biochemistry, Applied Plant Biology, Genetics


Vetch, J. M., R. N. Stougaard, J. M. Martin, and M. Giroux. 2019. Allelic Impacts of TaPHS1, TaMKK3, and Vp1B3 on Preharvest Sprouting of Northern Great Plains Winter Wheats. Crop Sci. 59:140-150. doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.05.0341

Vetch, J. M., R. N. Stougaard, J. M. Martin, & M. J. Giroux.  2019. Revealing the genetic mechanisms of pre-harvest sprouting in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Sci. 281: 180-185. doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.01.004

Volunteer Activities

Montana Science Olympiad 2016 and 2017

Montana research station field days 2016 and 2017

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education