Mary LaPorte

  • Program Year: 3
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Davis
  • Field of Study: Plant Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Christine Diepenbrock
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Plant Biology - Biotechnology, University of Oklahoma, 2015 


Simultaneous Dissection of Grain Carotenoid Levels and Kernel Color in Biparental Maize Populations with
Yellow-to-Orange Grain. Accepted in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 29 Oct. 2021 (Early Online Soon)
Mary-Francis LaPorte*, Mishi Vachev, Matthew Fenn, Christine Diepenbrock

Overcoming the challenges to enhancing experimental plant biology with computational modeling. Frontiers in
Plant Sciences, 20 July 2021.
Renee Dale, Scott Oswald, Amogh Jalihal, Mary-Francis LaPorte*, Daniel M Fletcher, Allen H Hubbard, Shin-Han Shiu,
Andrew David Lyle Nelson, Alexander Bucksch

Poster Presentations and Conference Talks:

1. Corn Breeding Research Meeting [Virtual] Spring 2021
2. Department of Plant Biology Colloquium [Davis, California, USA] Fall 2020
3. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting [Montreal, Quebec, Canada] Summer 2018


Dean Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, College of Biological Science, University of California-Davis.
Grand Prize Ronald Lehr Phi Beta Kappa Award for Undergraduate Research, Spring 2018
Effective Communication of Research Award at the Curiosity-to-Creativity Symposium, Spring 2017
OU Microbiology and Plant Biology Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduates, Spring 2018
National Merit Scholarship (2015)