My laboratory is broadly interested in understanding how the evolution of developmental genetic programs contributes to phenotypic diversification in flowering plants. Current research in the lab focuses on:
1) determining the developmental genetic basis underlying floral diversity in Plantaginaceae (the family to which the model flowering plant species, Antirrhinum majus, belongs), and
2) determining the genetic basis for cross-generational epigenetic inheritance of environmentally induced traits (flowering time, trichome production) in the emerging model system, Mimulus guttatus. Please see the "research" link on my website for additional information about ongoing projects.