Alex Harkess, Michael McKain, and advisor Jim Leebens-Mack co-authored a recently accepted paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution: “Multiple Polyploidy Events in the Early Radiation of Nodulating and Nonnodulating Legumes”. This paper utilizes leaf transcriptomes in a phylogenetic context to identify whole genome duplications across the legumes and how they might influence the repeated evolution of nodulation.
Research - Helianthus Seedlings
Helianthus annuus seedlings
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
Grad Student - Rishi Masalia
Science Café co-founder and graduate student Rishi Masalia as featured in the UGA Graduate School Magazine (2014).
Grad Student - Katie Putney
PBIO grad student Katie Putney and former Chang lab technician Grant Lor set up a field experiment for former PBIO grad student Bryan Quigly (May 2013)
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).