My lab and I are interested in the evolution of plant morphology. Lab projects include evolution of plant architecture in grasses (Poaceae), developmental genetics of domestication events in foxtail millet and other grasses, and evolution of fruit shape in Paysonia and other mustard species (Brassicaceae). We use phylogenetic, quantitative genetic, developmental genetic, and developmental morphological techniques in these analyses.
Tillers in Setaria viridis

Setaria viridis SD vs LD
Differences in morphology and flowering time in S. viridis under short day (left) and long day (right) growing conditions

Field RIL 2011 LD
Field trial of an F8 RIL population from a cross between Setaria italica and S. viridis to examine variation in plant architecture, flowering time and drought tolerance

Paysonia grandiflora habitat
Habitat for Paysonia grandiflora in Central Texas