Cloe Pogoda
Student Alumni
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Cloe received her BA from CU Boulder in May 2011 with majors in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and Biochemistry, and a minor in Chemistry. She was rostered in the MCDB Department and was advised by Dr. Nolan Kane (EBIO). Cloe uses genomic tools to address a variety of ecological and evolutionary questions in a range of biological systems. Specifically, she is interested in the underlying genomic consequences of the obligate lichen symbiosis, and the genetics of domestication in the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus. IQ Biology not only provided important funding, but also provided the training and encouragement necessary for an interdisciplinary PhD project. Because of this Cloe utilizes diverse skills, wet lab work to programming, to accomplish her projects. Cloe graduated in Summer 2018.

Pogoda, C. S., Roden, R. B., & Garcea, R. L. (2016). Immunizing against anogenital cancer: HPV vaccines. PLoS pathogens, 12(5), e1005587.

Pogoda, C.S., Keepers, K.G., Lendemer, J.C., Kane, N.C., Tripp, E.A. (2017). Reductions in Complexity of Mitochondrial Genomes in Lichen-Forming Fungi Shed Light on Genome Architecture of Obligate Symbioses. Submitted to Molecular Ecology.

Pogoda, C.S., Keepers, K.G., Hamsher, S.E., Stepanek, J.G., Kane, N.C., Kociolek, J.P. (2017). Comparative analysis of the mitochondrial genomes of six newly sequenced diatoms reveals group II introns in the barcoding region of cox1. Submitted to Genome Biology and Evolution.

Gao, Q., Kane, N.C., Hulke, B., Reinert, S., Pogoda, C., Tittes, S., Prasifka, J. (2017). Genetic architecture of capitate glandular trichome density in florets of domesticated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science, 19 Sep 2017.