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Samantha Snodgrass

  • Predictive Plant Phenomics Trainee - 2018 cohort
  • Graduate Research Assistant


  • B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, Grinnell College, 2016

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Samantha Snodgrass is currently a second year phD student, President for the Interdepartmental Plant Biology Student Organization, and social media officer for the P3 Student Organization. She graduated in 2016 with her bachelor's degree from Grinnell College. Afterwards, Snodgrass worked as a field botany technician for the Alaska Bureau of Land Management through the Conservation Land Management Internship program run through the Chicago Botanical Garden during the 2016 field season. She then returned to Grinnell College to work as a post-baccalaureate fellow for the Partners In Education program, which aims to reduce the number of first year drop outs through peer mentorship and academic support, during the spring semester of 2017. Snodgrass has previously done research on stormwater practices in urban environments and cotton genome and cell size variation. Her current research focuses on genetic models of hybrid vigor in maize using comparative genomics.


Manchanda, N., S.J. Snodgrass, J. Ross-Ibarra, M.B. Hufford. 2018. Evolution and adaptation in the maize genome. In The Zea mays Genome, Bennetzen, Flint-Garcia, Hirsch, Tuberosa (Eds.), Springer Nature Publishing 

Snodgrass, Samantha J., and Matthew B. Hufford. "Domestication Genomics: Untangling the Complex History of African Rice." Current Biology 28.14 (2018): R786-R788.

S.J. Snodgrass, J. Jareczek, J. F. Wendel; An examination of nucleotypic effects in diploid and polyploid cotton, AoB PLANTS, Volume 9, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, plw082,