headshot of Patricia Lang

Research Expertise and Interest

plant climate change adaptation, historical functional genomics, plant development

Research Description

Patricia Lang is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Her lab aims to understand molecular pathways of developmental adaptability to a changing climate,  using herbaria as windows into the past. To address their questions about plant adaptability, they time-travel through the last ~200 years by following phenotype and genotype changes in historical herbarium specimens, and combine herbarium genomics, population genetics, evolution and molecular biology to functionally understand plant developmental responses to environmental change on day- to century-scales. Visit the lab at http://www.patricialang.org.

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