Alex Erwin

Doctoral candidate, EEB
Primary office:

Advisor: Justin Blumenstiel
Research interests: Epigenetic mechanisms
Hometown: Springfield, MO


  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in the Honors College, with Distinction in Biology, Missouri State University, 2012


  • Li, Chen, A. Erwin, D. Pap, C. Coleman, A. Higgins, E. Kiss, P. Kozma, S. Hoffman, D. Ramming, L. Kovacs. In Review. Selection for Run1-Ren1 dihybrid grapevines using microsatellite markers. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.


  • Erwin, A., H. Syed, J. Glasson, K. Pilinszky. 2011. An investigation of the role of sirtuins in plants; CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. (Poster)
  • Erwin, A., J. Glasson, A. Higgins, and C. Coleman. 2010. Using molecular markers to breed disease-resistant grapevines for sustainable viticulture; CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. (Poster)

Recent Awards:

  • First Year Research Fellowship, 2012- 2013
  • Graduate Scholarship, 2012- 2013
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior, Missouri State University Biology Dept, 2012
  • Biology Alumni Scholarship 2011- 2012
  • Summer Research Scholarship, 2010
  • Bright Flight Scholarship, 2008-2012
  • Board of Governors Scholarship, 2008-2012


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