Dr. Jonathan F Wendel

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Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jonathan F. Wendel's lab research interests encompass molecular and genome evolution, phylogenetics, and phenotypic evolution of higher plants. Dr. Wendel uses a diverse set of technologies and approaches to explore the manner in which genomes change over evolutionary time, as well as the relationship between these events and morphological change. Dr. Wendel has a particular interest in the mysterious and common phenomenon of polyploidy, with a special focus on the cotton genus.

Area of Expertise: 
Plant Genome Evolution
Education: 
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1983
M.S., University of North Carolina, 1980
B.S., University of Michigan, 1976
Contact
515-294-7172
253 Bessey Hall
Ames
Iowa
50011-1020