Research in the Bartlett Lab

I am intrigued by the link between molecules and morphology. Research in my lab is focused on figuring out how molecular changes to DNA lead to morphological changes in plants. We are investigating molecular change at two timescales: changes through the course of development, and changes to development across evolutionary time. We are using the grasses Zea mays (corn) and Brachypodium distachyon as model systems to try and understand the molecular genetics of floral development, and the evolution of floral development through history. We are also conducting broad-scale analyses of mophological and molecular evolution in the grass family (Poaceae) and the broader Poales. For more details about the ongoing projects in the lab, please explore the project pages on the left.