Current Research Projects
This project deals with the molecular evolution of genes controlling cyanogenesis in white clover.
This research seeks to understand and characterize the genetic basis and origins of the traits that allow weedy rice to outcompete cultivated rice.
This project examines the evolution of the oilseed crop gold-of-pleasure (Camelina sativa) and its wild relatives.
This research examines the origin and evolution of the North American "lost crop" little barley (Hordeum pusillum), a close relative of common barley that was once widely used as a food source by Native Americans.
This project examines genome evolution and salt tolerance in the halophytic grass Paspalum virgatum.
This LEC research project examines how climate change has affected plant-pollinator interactions and levels of inbreeding in plants.
Descriptions of previous projects can be found here.