Research in our lab focuses on the genetic basis of adaptation, population genetics, and phylogenetic systematics of plant groups at the tips of the tree of life (genera and species).

Currently, these are the three major projects in lab:

  1. An integrative approach to studying polyploidy (duplication of whole chromosome sets) in the genus Phlox
  2. A comprehensive investigation of the evolution of glyphosate (RoundUp®) resistance in a Central Valley agricultural weed, hairy fleabane (Erigeron bonariensis)
  3. Population genomics of invasion and herbicide resistance evolution in the problematic agricultural weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)