Marie JasieniukMarie Jasieniuk

Professor and Principal Investigator



PhD, Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal QC, Canada
MSc, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, Canada
BSc Honours, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, Canada

Graduate Group Affiliations

Ecology, Horticulture and Agronomy, Plant Biology

Courses Taught

PLB 170 – Plant Molecular Ecology

ENH 150 – Genetics and Plant Conservation
PLS/SAS 12 – Plants and Society

PBI 200A – Plant Biology Graduate Group Core Course
BIS 2B – Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution

Research Focus

Population genetics, molecular ecology, and evolution of agricultural weeds and invasive plants

Evolution, genetics, and spread of herbicide resistance in weed populations

Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Staff


Maor Matzrafi (Postdoctoral Researcher 2016-2019) Principal Investigator, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Ramat-Yishay Israel

Sarah Morran (Postdoctoral Researcher 2018-2019) Project Scientist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

Parsa Tehranchian (Postdoctoral Researcher 2016-2018) West Coast Bioefficacy Leader, SynTech Research, Sangar CA

Kathryn Mulligan (Junior Specialist 2015-2016)

Miki Okada (Postdoctoral Researcher 2003-2008; 2010-2012) Lab Manager, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Dagli Rachana Hemantkumar (Research Technician 2010-2011) Research Lab Manager, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln NE

Zachary Stednick (Junior Specialist 2007-2008) Data Analysis Consultant/Visualization Engineer, Seattle WA

Riaz Ahmad (Staff Research Associate 2003-2007) Faculty, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

PhD Students

Elizabeth Karn (Plant Biology Graduate Group 2011-2016) UC ANR Staff Researcher

Annabelle Kleist (Plant Biology Graduate Group 2007-2012) Program Director, Teen Health and Success Partnership, Center for Community Health & Prevention, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY

Lindsay Clark (Genetics Graduate Group 2007-2011) Research Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL

Anna Sherwood (Plant Biology Graduate Group 2004-2011) Vice President, Research and Development, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Seattle, WA

Jeffrey Firestone (Ecology Graduate Group 2003-2011) California

International Graduate Student Interns

Ignacio Amaro Blanco, 2017, Spain

Tanguy Deveaud, 2015, France

Carlos Alexandre Marochio, 2013, Brazil

Undergraduate Students

Chad Fautt

Lena El-Mahmoud

Bismita Giri

Sana Fatima

Vince Harjono

Aaron Kwong

Oliver Chen

Rachel Egger

Domonique Lewis

Claudia Vasquez

Catherine Curley

Trammie Bui

Yuan Qin

Stella Hartono

Isaac Nelson-King

Allison Hallenbeck

Binh Liu

Noor-ul-ain Noor

Cindy Yip