Patricia Bedinger Professor

Office: Biology 410

Phone: (970) 491-2879



  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco


The work in my laboratory centers on reproductive barriers between higher plant species, in particular between species of wild tomatoes found in Ecuador, Peru and Chile. We are examining the molecular and cellular nature of interspecific reproductive barriers (IRB). Our investigations include genetics (including inter-species crosses, analysis of both natural variation and transgenic approaches), next generation sequencing, and pollen tube growth studies.