Gaurav VaidyaEmail: gaurav[at]ggvaidya.com
Rebecca L. Stubbs
Cody Coyotee HowardEmail: cchoward[at]ufl.edu
Interested in the evolution of underground storage organs (i.e., bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, etc.) with a particular focus on bulbs (e.g., onions). Along those lines, his dissertation is largely focused on the evolution and biogeography of Ledebouria (Asparagaceae) a bulbous plant related to the hyacinth that can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa as well as Madagascar, Socotra, Yemen, India and Sri Lanka. Website
Evolution and Biogeography of Memecylon (Melastomataceae) Website
Rachel is joining our lab in August 2018! Stay tuned to learn about her project!
Kevin is a Biology major and currently working with Cody on assessing the genome sizes and ploidal levels of Ledebouria (Asparagaceae).
Halle is working with Cody and helping to develop methods for microcomputed tomography (uCT scanning) of bulbous plants in order to study developmental and morphological differences. She is also using her interest in scientific writing to educate the public on the importance of bulbous plants as well as to promote their study.