April Wynn

April Wynn

 

 

 

 

Dr. April Wynn
Assistant Professor
333 Jepson Science Center
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Office Phone: (540)654-1421

awynn@umw.edu

April Wynn, originally from Texas, holds a M.S. degree in Higher Education from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Wynn is a plant geneticist by training and is interested in research examining the intersection of genetic regulatory networks for seed formation with plant response to environmental stress. Working on a family of genes responsible for flower formation and ovule (seed precursor) development is exciting work, especially when the genes are named after Dr. Wynn’s favorite childhood book author Dr. Seuss! Using the model plant system, Arabidopsis thaliana, Dr. Wynn aims to understand the effects of environmental conditions on ovule size and development. Previously, she worked at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she taught plant physiology, genetics, and molecular biology. At UMW, Dr. Wynn will teach Biological Concepts (Biol 121), The Research Process (Biol 260), Plant Physiology (Biol 312), General Genetics (Biol 341) and a variety of other topical plant courses.