Na Wei

Principal Investigator

Na is a Research Scientist at Holden Arboretum. She is an evolutionary ecologist and geneticist interested in eco-evolutionary adaptation to environmental change. Ph.D. 2015. University of Michigan

nwei@holdenfg.org

Jessica LaBella

Norweb Fellow

Jess is a Norweb Fellow at the Holden Arboretum. She is interested in plant ecophysiology, evolutionary ecology, and plant microbiome. She holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

jlabella@holdenfg.org

Elizabeth Esser

Undergraduate Researcher

Elizabeth is a Research Intern (2021) at the Holden Arboretum. She is a geneticist and ecologist, interested in evolutionary ecology and conservation. Her project in the lab focuses on how genome duplication influences species interactions under environmental stress

elizabeth.esser@uga.edu

Maris Hollowell

Undergraduate Researcher

Maris is a Research Assistant at the Holden Arboretum. She is interested in forensic biology and criminal justice. Her work in the lab involves microbiome assembly, the perks of genome size, and pollen identification.

hollowellm@findlay.edu

Charlotte Hewins

Lab Manager

Charlotte has been a member of the Research Department at the Holden Arboretum since 1992. She provides technical expertise for all aspects of our research program, including plant cultivation, tissue culture, DNA/RNA extraction, HPLC, elemental analysis, pollination, etc.

chewins@holdenfg.org


Previous Undergraduate Researchers

Evelyn Kaufman

Undergraduate Researcher

Eve is a Research Assistant at the Holden Arboretum. She is interested in environmental science and policy. Her work in the lab focuses on functional drivers of microbiome assembly in Malus.

kaufman.481@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Miyauna Incarnato

Undergraduate Researcher

Miyauna is a Research Intern (2020) at the Holden Arboretum. She is a pollination biologist interested in plant–pollinator interactions and pollinator conservation. Her project in the lab focuses on plant–pollinator interactions and the effects on flower microbiome in Malus.

mincarnato21@wooster.edu