Our research focuses on the evolutionary origins of complex traits, which we address through the study of various datasets in a phylogenetic context. Our approach spans genomics, transcriptomics, anatomy, ecology and plant physiology.
We work with different groups of plants, with a special focus on some grasses. Our preferred study system is C4 photosynthesis, a complex trait that evolved multiple times independently. Visit our research page to learn more.
Cross-section of a leaf of the C3 grass Ellisochloa papposa