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I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Robert VanBuren at Michigan State University and Jill Farrant at the University of Cape Town. My research focuses on understanding the ecophysiology and genomics of extreme drought tolerance in South African resurrection plants, with a particular focus on Myrothamnus flabellifolia. Untangling the biology of these unique and understudied plants has promising applications for improving plant resiliency in both natural and agricultural systems (and it's an exciting opportunity for me to visit some of the most beautiful places on earth). Myrothamnus flabellifolia also produces a robust profile of secondary metabolites with some interesting medicinal properties. There is a lot of room to explore in this system and I'd love to collaborate with people from any discipline, so shoot me an email (marksros at if you have questions, suggestions, or want to get involved. 

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