Liston Lab

Aaron Liston, PI

The Liston lab applies genomic approaches to the study of plant evolution, using the strawberry genus as our model system. Our current research focuses on understanding the role of whole genome duplication in the evolution of sexual dimorphism in plants.

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Students will learn to process and analyze genome sequence data. Research opportunities include genetic linkage mapping of sex determination, population genetic analyses, and phylogenetic analysis of interspecific hybridization.


Students will learn fundamental concepts in plant evolution and genomics. Students will use genomic data to learn the scientific process.