Molecular Evolution and Phylogenomics · Dept of Biology · Wake Forest University


Our research focuses on using genomic patterns of molecular evolution and phylogenetic history to investigate the evolutionary histories of species and the processes of speciation, selection, introgression/hybridization, and adaptation.

Complex phylogenies: We are developing new methods and approaches to reveal events in the complex evolution histories of species radiation.
Plant Genomics: We are continuing to increase the number of available plant genomes, starting with North Carolina native plants like these Magnolia trees on the WFU campus.
Andean-Amazonian Trees: We are involved in efforts to model adaptation among plant species groups that span the Andean-Amazonian transition zone.
Phylogenetics: We are currently developing new models to dissect forces of introgression, duplication, and incomplete lineage sorting.
Interested in joining the lab?

The lab is currently recruiting at all levels (undergrad, MS, PhD, and Postdoc). Interested researchers should email directly with a brief description of your research interests (1-2 paragraphs) and a current CV/résumé.