Welcome to the Smith Lab website! Our lab studies the evolution of floral diversity, particularly in the tomato family Solanaceae. 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. Thanks for visiting!