Department of Biological Sciences

5047 Gullen Mall

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI 48202

Office: Biological Sciences Building 5017

Office phone: 313-577-6451

Lab: Biological Sciences Building 5151

Lab phone: 313-577-1134



Our laboratory investigates genetics and epigenetics underlying the evolution of genes and genomes in plants, especially origination and functionalization of the genomic novelties. Our approach to these problems will be combining our investigations in the model organism Arabidopsis and the critical crop plant species Oryza. We will focused on the three major directions to understand the exciting process leading to fixation and evolution of evolutionary novelties, especially the newly evolving genes in recent evolutionary times.