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Lab Groups Recruiting Graduate Students for Fall 2017:

  • Barrington
    • • Ecological and geological variables determining biogeography and diversification rates in ferns
  • Beckage
  • Delaney
    • • Plant defense responses to pathogens, and function of related signal transduction pathways
    • • Diversity and roles of fungal saprophytes in forest ecosystems
    • • Interaction of fungal mutualists with forest plants, especially ectomycorrhizae
  • Harris
    • • Evolution of LATD gene function
    • • Regulation of abscisic acid localization in legume roots and nodules
  • Keller
    • • Investigating the genetic basis of climate adaptation in forest trees (poplars, spruce)
    • • Effects of hybridization on the evolutionary success of invasive Centaurea (knapweeds)
  • Molofsky
    • • Hybridization as a substrate for evolutionary novelty in plant systems
    • • Genetic and demographic processes and invasion
    • • Community invasibility based on plant traits
  • Preston
    • • Evolution of petal fusion
    • • Grass adaptations to temperate climates
  • Tierney
    • • Characterizing endosomal trafficking genes required for root hair growth and cell wall organization in Arabidopsis.
  • van den Berg
    • • Birch syrup production and chemistry
    • • Impacts of tapping on maple and birch tree growth and health.

Research Areas and Associated Lab Groups

Ecology
Beckage
Hill
Hughes
Keller
Molofsky
Perkins
van den Berg
Vogelmann

Complex Systems
Beckage
Molofsky
Lintilhac
Delaney

Evolution and Systematics
Barrington
Harris
Keller
Molofsky
Preston
Stratton

Genetics
Barrington
Delaney
Harris
Keller
Molofsky
Preston
Stratton
Tierney

Cell and Molecular Biology
Delaney
Harris
Tierney

Development
Barrington
Harris
Lintilhac
Preston

Physiology
Harris
Lintilhac
Perkins
Tierney
van den Berg
Vogelmann

Biophysics and Biochemistry
Lintilhac
Vogelmann

Plant-Microbe Interactions
Delaney
Harris

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