Plants have evolved certain traits that enable them to survive and diversify over time. The history of genetic and genomic changes that have led to or even enabled trait evolution is one of the major focuses of the lab. Currently, graduate students are investigating the genetic mechanisms underlying two very interesting traits that have evolved multiple times in land plants: thermogenesis and carnivory.
- Macrozamia RNA-Seq; collaboration with Dr. Irene Terry, University of Utah.
- Tanya's dissertation research- funded by NSF: GRF/DDIG