Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
PhD thesis: Flowering time genetics of foxtail millet and green millet of pan-Eurasian origins
Natalia is interested in genetics and its usefulness in addressing questions about global biodiversity and sustainability. Her current research focuses on flowering time genetics in foxtail millet (Setaria italica), a crop species with potential impact for future food security. Her work focuses on the flowering time genetics of this anciently domesticated species and of its wild ancestor S. viridis. She is particularly intrested in the ecological drivers of flowering time variation and she is examining the genetic profiles of foxtail millet and green millet from across Eurasia and Africa.
She has previously been involved in projects concerning the evolution of biodiversity, the evolution of key innovations and the conservation genetics of endangered species.
She is supervised by Prof. Martin Jones.