Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology

Professor and Curator, RLG Mycological Herbarium - School of Plant Sciences
822D Marley / 520-344-2327 / arnold@ag.arizona.edu
520-621-2244 (Lab)

We study fungal ecology, evolution, and systematics, with a special focus on fungal endophytes. We focus on plant communities ranging from Arctic tundra to hot deserts, tropical forests, and agroecosystems. Our diverse projects are united by an...

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441C / (520) 626-1562 / mbeilstein@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-1563 (Lab)

The focus of my lab is functional evolution in the plant family Brassicaceae. Currently my group is working to understand how the enzyme telomerase evolved. In addition we are interested in the processes by which long non-coding RNAs emerge and gain...

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Forbes Bld 431 / 520-621-1402 / jbrown@cals.arizona.edu
520-621-1230 (Lab)

Research focuses on the dynamics of distribution, prevalence, and co-diversification driving emergent hemipteran-vectored pathogen outbreaks in cultivated and natural systems, and functional genomics to probe vector-pathogen specificity determinants.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
219 Keating Building / 520-626-6634 / bfane@email.arizona.edu
520-621-8539 (Lab)

Taking biophysical, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary approaches, we endeavor to elucidate the molecular mechanism involved in viral DNA translocation and particle morphogenesis with single-stranded DNA Microviruses.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating Building, Room 341 / 520-621-9153 / galbraith@arizona.edu
520-621-9213 (Lab)

His research centers around the development of new technologies and methods for the analysis of eukaryotes. Recognized as a pioneer in flow cytometry, his contributions have greatly improved our understanding of cell-specific gene expression.

Associate Research Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441G, Herring 105 / 520-626-0479 / mcmahonm@email.arizona.edu

Dr. McMahon researches phylogenetic and phylogenomic methods, systematics of the legume family (Fabaceae), and phylogenetic diversity of regional floras. She also directs the UA Herbarium.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 341G / 520-626-5312 / bmpryor@u.arizona.edu
520-626-2781 (Lab)

Dr. Pryor's research interests include biological and cultural control of disease in field, tree, and vegetable crops, phylogenetic analysis and species concepts in fungi, secondary fungal metabolites, and environmental mycology. Additional...

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441B / 621-9635 / schumake@email.arizona.edu
621-8910 (Lab)

Our research is focused on understanding how cellular energy transduction is regulated and the molecular evolution of genes that control plant adaptation. These two projects intersect in their importance for plant growth in saline environments.

Bud Antle Endowed Chair Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating BioResearch Building, Room 253 / 520-626-9595 / rwing@mail.arizona.edu
520-626-9601 (Lab)

Our lab is focused on structural and evolutionary genomics of crop plants, and is leading an international effort to generate reference genome sequences for all 24 species of the genus Oryza, which contains the world most important food crop – rice.

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 341F / 520-621-9869 / zxiong@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9916 (Lab)

My research aims to understand the intricate interplays between viruses and their plant hosts during infection, mechanisms of plant resistance to viral infections, RNA virus evolution, and viral population genomics.