I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Robert VanBuren at Michigan State University and Jill Farrant at the University of Cape Town. My current research focuses on understanding the ecophysiology and genomics of extreme drought tolerance in the South African resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolia. Untangling the biology of this unique and understudied plant 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 msu.edu) if you have questions, suggestions, or want to get involved.