szWelcome to the Smith Lab website! Our lab provides a collaborative and supportive environment for researchers studying the evolution of plant trait diversity, particularly in the tomato family Solanaceae. Much of our research focuses on flowers, and we aim to understand the genetic mechanisms by which new floral traits arise, the ecological factors that drive those trait shifts, and the resulting macroevolutionary patterns.  This work combines phylogenetics, evolutionary genomics, pollination ecology, biochemistry, and statistical comparative methods.  For more information on specific projects, visit the research page and see descriptions on each person's page.  Thanks for visiting!