Welcome to the Josephs Lab

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.


September 2021

Our lab was featured on MSU Today for our new grant studying the evolution of gene-environment interactions.

August 2021

We have a new paper on plasticity of gene expression and herbicide evolution is out in Evolution Letters. You can read more about it on the plant biology department website here.

August 2020

The lab is growing! Welcome to new postdoc Rebecca Panko, bioinformatician Adrian Platts, as well as rotation students Asia Hightower, Sophie Buysse, and Miles Roberts

August 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 maize

August 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!

July 2018

The Josephs Lab website is live! The physical lab is in progress.

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