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Hannah Worral

Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from North Dakota State University in 2012 with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. While there, she worked with the molecular genetics team at the USDA-ARS on campus to improve sunflower cultivars through the incorporation of disease resistance genes from wild accession. She also explored the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for abdominal appendage development in male black scavenger flies.


Following graduation from NDSU, she went on to receive a Master of Science in Genetics and Genomics from Iowa State University in 2017 where her research focused on improving maize for niche markets including the release of 9 quality protein maize (QPM) lines, investigations into the underlying genetic components of gametophytic cross-incompatibility, and the development of a pseudo-graphical user interface (pGUI) to facilitate the analysis of genetic and genomic data.

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