Marie first joined the lab as an intern in the summer of 2010, then returned to begin a master's degree in
the fall of 2011. She completed her undergraduate work at AgroSupDijon, an engineering school in France.
Her background in agronomy includes work in crop science, animal production, and economics.
While in the McCulley lab, Marie's research interest focused on the interaction between tall fescue genotype,
Neotyphodium coenophialum fungal endophyte infection, and climate change (altered heat and precipitation)
aspart of the UK Climate Change Project.
Marie's varied interests outside of science include motorcycles, classical music, ballet, history, science and
historical fiction, cinema, tv, drawing, and art. To keep informed about the news in France, Marie
listens to www.franceinfo.fr/
Marie completed her M.S. in July 2013 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Iowa State University.