Aaron Liston

Professor and Herbarium Director
aaron.liston [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5301

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2129

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

Research Way Laboratory Building
4575 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

My research focuses on the application of genomics to plant phylogeny and speciation. I am currently using the strawberry genus (Fragaria) as a model for studying the evolution of polyploidy and sex chromosomes.


Research Group Members

Undegraduate Researchers

  • Celeste Dax

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Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Botany and Plant Pathology Department
Courses Taught: 

BOT 321 Plant Systematics (spring term)

BOT 475/575, BDS 475/575 Comparative Genomics (winter term)

BOT 406 Curatorial Assistant

BOT 323 Flowering Plants of the World (previously)

See the schedule of classes for details

OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU

I lived the first 17 years of my life in Phoenix, Arizona. I then moved to Israel, where I discovered the wonders of botany and completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I then moved back to the US and completed a PhD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. After a short post-doc at UC Davis, I arrived at Oregon State University in 1991, and have been here ever since! I study plant evolution using genomic data, and my current research focus is the strawberry genus.

My Publications