Brittany Radke, Lab Manager


  • M.S. Forensic Science, UC Davis (2017)
  • B.S. Genetics, Spanish minor, Purdue University (2012)

Professional Experience

  • Molecular Biologist - Dow AgroSciences, LLC (2012-15)
  • Research Assistant in Jianxin Ma's Lab at Purdue University (2011-12)
  • Research Assisatant in Scott Jackson's Lab (2010-11); NSF REU Intern (2009)


  • Complex genomic structural variations
  • STR biology
  • Next Gen Sequencing


  • Aerial arts
  • Swing dancing
  • Krav Maga
  • Snowboarding

Recent Publications

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)-Based Karyotyping Reveals Rapid Evolution of Centromeric and Subtelomeric Repeats in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Relatives. Aiko Iwata-OtsuboBrittany RadkeSeth FindleyBrian Abernathy,C. Eduardo Vallejosand Scott A. Jackson