We study the evolutionary genetics of wild and domesticated plants by using genomic data, experiments, and new methods to understand how evolution has shaped the variation we see today.
Our lab was featured on MSU Today for our new grant studying the evolution of gene-environment interactions.August 2021
The lab is growing! Welcome to new postdoc Rebecca Panko, bioinformatician Adrian Platts, as well as rotation students Asia Hightower, Sophie Buysse, and Miles RobertsAugust 2020
Some new work from the lab is out on biorxiv. First, Jennifer Blanc's cool paper investigating local adaptation in maize gene expression. Second, collaborative work with Li Wang and Matt Hufford investigating parallel adaptation in highland maizeAugust 2019
Congrats to Josephs lab collaborator Jennifer Blanc for winning the award for best student poster at Midwest Population Genetics 2019!!July 2019
The Josephs lab is hiring a postdoc for a funded project studying TE polymorphism effects on traits in maize. More info here.March 2019
A few of Emily's recent talks are now on the internet! You can watch a 5 minute lighting talk from the Green Life Science Symposium at the University of Michigan here and a 20 minute talk at the SMBE satellite meeting on polygenic adaptation in Vienna here.January 2019
The Josephs Lab is open at MSU and now features both walls and furniture!
The Josephs Lab website is live! The physical lab is in progress.