Welcome to the Smith lab! In the picture on the right, we actually have most of the grad students, postdocs, and visitors in the lab in one picture (with the exception of Oscar - sorry Oscar!).
PI: Stephen A. Smith
I work on questions related to plant evolution (e.g., biogeography, age, pattern), detecting and describing large scale patterns of evolution, examining differences in the rate of molecular evolution, and biogeographic patterns. A great deal of this involves the development of new methods and new computational tools. More information on projects related to these topics can be found on the projects page. My faculty page is here. You can get my cv here.
Hannah joined the lab to work on Andean plant diversity and cold plant evolution.
Just joined the lab and is working on bird evolution, phylogenomics, and phylogenetic conflict.
images of Hector are hard to find
Hector is working on community phylogenetics and ecology using new theory and methods.
Will is working on machine learning techniques for evolution and ecology.
Lijun is working on Aizoaceae.
Drew is working on the Ericales.
Yi Chieh Huang
Joe a graduate student working on mammal molecular evolution and phylogenomics.
Comes to us from the NSF collections postdoc program. Greg is looking at geography, paleo, and phylogenetics.
Oscar Mauricio Vargas Hernandez
Joined the lab and is working with Chris Dick and I on Andean plant evolution.
Simon joined the lab to work on the Open Tree of Life and building a tree for Fungi.
Joseph was a postdoc working on the Open Tree of Life and has moved on to a research position in England.
Ya was a postdoc working on transcriptomics and is now a professor at UMinn! Her website can be found here.
James was a postdoc and got a position at Wake Forest in 2016!
Cody is working with Joseph on the Open Tree of Life project. He is also interested in methods for building really large phylogenies and specifically in plants.