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My research focuses on the repeatability of evolution and the genetics of epidermal patterning, using the incredible diversity in floral pigment patterning in Clarkia as a model. 



Kimmy Stanton

Graduate student

kimberly.stanton@duke.edu



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Irene Liao

Graduate student

Irene.liao@duke.edu

I am interested in the evolution of selfing syndrome characters in morning glories.

I am interested in the evolution of flower color. Specifically, I am trying to understand the evolution of floral patterns in Clarkia.  

Rong-Chien Lin

Graduate student

rong.chien.lin@duke.edu

Katherine Ostevik

Postdoc

kate.ostevik@duke.edu

http://www.kateostevik.com

My research focuses on parallel adaptation and speciation in plants.


Karla Sosa

Graduate student

ks378@duke.edu

    http://karlasosa.com/ 


My research focuses on plant dispersal over broad geographic ranges. I'm also interested in taxonomy and phylogenetic methods.


taxonomy and phylogenetic methods.



Jonathan Colen

Graduate student

jonathan.colen@duke.edu

I am interested in testing how selection and gene flow may affect the process of speciation in natural field settings.

Gongyuan Cao

Graduate student

         gongyuan.cao@duke.edu

   


I'm interested in the evolution of defensive traits in the plants, especially how could proteins perform new functions with arising neutral or selected substitutions.