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Matthew Murphy

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Matthew Is a student at Illinois College , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2016 .

About Me:
I am currently a sophmore at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. At Illinois College, I participate on the Men's Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. I am also a writer for my school newspaper, The Rambler, and part of the biology club on campus, Parker After Dark. Along with my biology major, I am also pursuing a math minor. The field of research that I am planning on pursuing is plant genetics through agriculture. I am from Girard, Illinois, which is a small farming community located 30 miles south of Springfield. Outside of academics, My hobbies include reading, running, weight lifting, hiking, and outdoor games (especially frisbee-related games).

My Projects
Analysis of breadfruit domestication (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae) (2014)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae), a traditional staple crop in Oceania, is poised to become an important international crop in the coming century, with major implications for food security in the tropical developing world. Previous research by Zerega et al. identified the wild progenitor of breadfruit (A. camansi) as well as a domestication gradient from New Guinea east into Polynesia