Kenneth Olsen

Professor of Biology
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

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mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1137
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Olsen's research focuses on the genetic basis of evolution in plants: how is the genetic variation that we find within a species shaped by natural selection, population history, and other evolutionary forces? One way that he looks at this question is by using crop domestication as a model for rapid evolutionary change.

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