Martinez Gomez
Plant EvoDevo
Chancellors Fellow; Hellman Graduate Fellow

Jesus hails from University of Washington where he completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Throughout his undergrad, he carried out research working with Veronica DiStilio on the molecular developmental genetics of floral organs, specifically in the Ranunculaceae genus Thalictrum.  Jesus was part of the ALVA GenOM project at UW, and as part of this program was able to attend several international meetings, mentor fellow undergrads through the process of finding a lab and carrying out independent research, carry out a summer research project at NYU, and complete an undergraduate honors thesis based on his research in plant evodevo.  Jesus joined the Specht Lab in Fall 2016 through the graduate program in Integrative Biology.