Barker Lab

Barker Lab

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona


Welcome to the Barker Lab! We study the evolutionary genomics of plant diversity, especially polyploidy, hybridization, and chromosomal evolution. To better understand these evolutionary processes, we also examine many other organisms (insects, microbial eukaryotes, and more). Please read more about our research and publications at the links above and below!





Study Systems




Lab News & Updates

April 5, 2019: Anthony Baniaga successfully defended his PhD! He is the first PhD from the lab and will move to Yale University this summer as a Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow. Congratulations Anthony!

March 7, 2019: New website! Look for future updates to and release of containerized versions of the code this spring!

February 26, 2019: Zheng Li (PhD Candidate) received the Galileo Circle Scholarship from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the College of Science!