Ashley Egan

Faculty Member

Dr. Ashley Egan

Biography

Plant evolutionary genetics and genomics, molecular systematics, population genetics, conservation genetics of Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

Education

Postdoctorate, Cornell University, 2010

Major: Plant Biology

Ph D, Brigham Young University, 2006

Major: Evolutionary & Molecular Biology

BS, Utah State University, 1998

Major: Biology

Teaching

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2024

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2024

BIOL 1010

General Biology BB, Spring 2024

BOT 4200

Plant Systematics, Spring 2024

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

Presentations

Melville, Kaycie (Presenter & Author), Egan, Ashley N. (Author Only), Lavelle, Amanda (Author Only), 2023 Biology Spring Showcase, "Characterizing the growth and development of two rare Vigna species under greenhouse verses tissue culture conditions", UVU Biology Department, UVU. (April 26, 2023)
Eggleston, Ian (Presenter & Author), Egan, Ashley N. (Author Only), 2023 Spring BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium presentation, "Using Ecological Niche Modeling to better understand Pediomelum aromaticum, a Threatened Utah Plant", UVU Biology Dept, UVU. (April 5, 2023)
Eggleston, Ian (Presenter & Author), Egan, Ashley N. (Author Only), UVU Spring 2023 Showcase, "Using Ecological Niche Modeling to better understand Pediomelum aromaticum, a Threatened Utah Plant", UVU, UVU. (April 4, 2023)
Eggleston, Ian (Presenter & Author), Egan, Ashley N. (Author Only), 2023 Utah Rare Plant Meeting, "Using Ecological Niche Modeling to better understand Pediomelum aromaticum, a Threatened Utah Plant", Utah Native Plant Society, Virtual. (March 7, 2023)
Egan, Ashley N., UVU Spring 2022 BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium, "Assessing the conservation needs and status of the rare Utah plant, Pediomelum pariense through genetic, soil, and ecological niche characterizations.", UVU Biology Dept, UVU. (March 16, 2022)
Mattina, Ciro (Presenter & Author), Visger, Clayton J (Author Only), Egan, Ashley N., 2022 UCUR, "Study in the Geographical, Climatic, and Edaphic features of the ecological niche of Pediomelum pariense, a rare species endemic to Utah", UCUR, Dixie State University. (February 25, 2022)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Egan, Ashley N., (2023) "Ladeania" (Issue: parts 1 and 2, vol. 11). Flora of North America North of Mexico Volume 11_ Magnoliophyta_ Fabaceae, Parts 1 and 2. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/flora-of-north-america-9780197619803?lang=en&cc=us#
Egan, Ashley N., Reveal, James L., Levin, Geoffrey , Raveill, Jay A., Vincent, Michael A., (2023) "Pediomelum" (Issue: parts 1 and 2, vol. 11). New York, NY: North of Mexico Volume 11_ Magnoliophyta_ Fabaceae, Parts 1 and 2. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/flora-of-north-america-9780197619803?lang=en&cc=us
Snoeck, Simon , Abramson, Bradley W., Garcia, Anthony G.K., Egan, Ashley N., Michael, Todd P., Steinbrenner, Adam D., (2022) "Evolutionary gain and loss of a plant pattern-recognition receptor for HAMP recognition" (Issue: e81050, vol. 11). eLife. https://elifesciences.org/articles/81050.pdf
Legume Phylogeny Working Group, Array , Egan, Ashley , (2022) "The World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP): Fabaceae, version 2022. v2" (Issue: 2). South Africa: SANBI Institutional Repository. http_//hdl.handle.net/20.500.12143/8609
Morris, Ashley B., Baskauf, Carol J., Diggs, James T, Egan, Ashley N., Lincicome, David , Mandel, Jennifer R., Visger, Clayton J., DellaSala, Dominick A., Goldstein, Michael I., (2022) "Conserving the flora of limestone cedar glade communities of the southeastern United States" (vol. 1). Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation.
Zhang, Rong , Jiang, Kai-Wen , Qi, Ji , Hu, Yi , Guo, Jing , Zhu, Renbin , Zhang, Taikui , Egan, Ashley N., Yi, Ting-Shuang , Huang, Chien-Shun , Ma, Hong , (2021) "Nuclear phylotranscriptomics and phylogenomics support numerous polyploidization events and hypotheses for the evolution of rhizobial nitrogen-fixing symbiosis in Fabaceae" (Issue: 5, vol. 14). Molecular Plant. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.02.006

Awards

Honors Faculty Fellowship

UVU Honors Program - April 24, 2024

Selected as one of two Honors Faculty Fellows for calendar year 2025.

Faculty Senate Excellence Award

UVU Faculty Senate - March 19, 2024

Peer selected. The faculty receiving these awards have demonstrated their support of our mission of student success through exemplary teaching, research, and service.

UVU Innovation Academy Award

UVU Innovation Academy - February 24, 2023

UVU Innovation Academy External Partner Individual award "Learning through Doing_ Integration of Botanical training with trail improvement and public education initiatives implemented across General Education and Botany majors courses at UVU"

Center for Social Impact SIMLAB Faculty Fellow award

UVU Center for Social Impact - August 25, 2022

Fellowship award to work with SIMLAB to implement service-learning pedagogy in BIOL 3800, spring 2023

Service-Learning Superstar teaching award

Service Learning Committee

Chosen among all UVU faculty for award in recognition of effective employment of service-learning pedagogy in BIOL 3800, Conservation Biology, Spring 2020.

SPOT award, online course development of Biology 1010

Biology Department

Recognition award for role in developing online Biology 1010 shell, contributing videos, lecture content, and assignments.