Evolutionary Genomics and Ecophysiology

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Plant ecology and evolution, physiology, functional genomics, sustainable agriculture, plant-water relations

The primary focus of research in the Des Marais Lab is to understand the mechanisms of organism-environment interaction. We use tools from molecular, quantitative, and population genetics to identify the physiological basis of plant response to environmental cues, and ask how these mechanisms constrain or facilitate plant breeding and evolutionary change.