General Information

Full Name Mary-Francis LaPorte
Languages English (fluent), Spanish (learning, A2), French (learning, B1)


  • in-progress
    University of California, Davis

Academic Interests

  • Quantitative Genetics
    • Predicting traits based on genotype
    • Associating genetic loci with biological function
  • Biology
    • Breeding maize and rice for human nutrition
    • Cell wall composition
    • Algal growth habits
  • Statistics
    • Causal Inference
    • Prediction (Including but not limited to machine learning)
  • High-Performance Computing
    • Parallel computing
    • Answering novel question by mining bigger/pre-existing datasets

Other Interests

  • Hobbies: language learning, casual bike riding, reading science fiction