Plant genetics; plant genomics
Current Research Interest
Apple genes and gene networks responsible for traits of horticultural and economic importance
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
The Tech Awards-Economic Development
Dougherty, Laura, Raksha Singh, Susan Brown, Chris Dardick, and Kenong Xu. “Exploring DNA Variant Segregation Types in Pooled Genome Sequencing Enables Effective Mapping of Weeping Trait in Malus.” Journal of Experimental Botany 69, no. 7 (2018): 1499-1516.
El-Sharkawy, Islam, Laura Dougherty, and Kenong Xu. "Transcriptome Analysis of an Apple (Malus × Domestica) Yellow Fruit Somatic Mutation Identifies a Gene Network Module Highly Associated with Anthocyanin and Epigenetic Regulation." Journal of Experimental Botany 66 (2015): 7359-7376.