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Aaron Liston

aaron liston

Professor, Director of OSU Herbarium

Ph.D., 1990, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA


Faculty of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing

Office/Lab: Cordley 4068/4079
Phone: 541-737-5301/5299

Research Area

Plant systematics and comparative genomics.

Description of Research

My research focuses on the application of genomics to plant phylogeny and speciation. Major topics of current investigation include 1) phylogenomics of milkweeds (Asclepias) including the sequencing of the A. syriaca genome; and 2) comparative genomics of Rosaceae and the strawberry genus (Fragaria) and 3) phylogenetic studies of pines (Pinus) and the pine family (Pinaceae).

Research Group Members

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Jacob Tennessen

Faculty Research Assistants/Associates

Tara Jennings
Sanjuro Jogdeo

Graduate Students

Brian Atkinson (PhD due 2016)
Kevin Weitemier (Ph.D. expected 2015)
Laura Benton (PSM)


BOT 321 Plant Systematics

BOT 323 Flowering Plants of the World

BOT 475/575, MCB 575: Comparative Genomics

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