This list is by no means comprehensive. Mostly it’s fairly recent alum and those who’ve contacted Matt Gitzendanner and asked to be added. Want to be added to the list, or update your information? Contact Matt Gitzendanner.

Shichao ChenShichao Chen, Associate professor, Visiting scientist from Tongji University, China
Phylogeny on Angiosperm, Phylogeography and Population Genetics of Platycarya.
Phone: 352-222-2333


Mike Chester

Genomics, chromosome evolution, repetitive DNA evolution and DNA recombination using tools such as fluorescence in situ hybridization, high-thoughput sequencing and bioinformatics.

Post-Doc in the Filatov lab in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford



Bryan DrewBryan Drew

Green plant character evolution; phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of the mint family

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Kearney

Web page


Nicolas GarciaNicolas Garcia
Laboratorio de Sistemática y Evolución de Plantas/Herbario EIF
Departamento de Silvicultura y Conservación de la Naturaleza
Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza
Universidad de Chile
Av. Santa Rosa 11315, Casilla 9206, La Pintana
Santiago, Chile



Lauren Gonzalez


Web Page



Charlotte Germain-AubreyCharlotte Germain-Aubrey
USAID, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Program, Policy and Management (DCHA/PPM): Climate and Environmental Integration Advisor






Ryan Folk

Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University


Web page


Richie Hodel

Post-doc with Lacey Knowles at U Michigan

Web Page



Ingrid Jordon-ThadenIngrid Jordon-Thaden

Evolution of polyploidy and apomixis; phylogeny and phylogeography of polyploids; Tragopogon-Asteraceae and Draba-Brassicaceae

  • Research Associate
    University of California Berkeley
    University & Jepson Herbaria
    1001 Valley Life Science Bldg.
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2465

Phone: 510-552-3512

Fax: 510-643-5390


jblandisJacob Landis

Post-Doc at UC Riverside





Maribeth LatvisMaribeth Latvis

Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University

Web Page



Mingwan Li

Phylogeny; conservation genetics



SXiaoxian Liu




dbmarchantDaniel Blaine Marchant

Post-doc at Stanford

Web Page




Lucas Majure

  • Herbarium Curator
  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Web page


Nic MilesNic Miles

Post-Doc with Cellinese lab at UF


Web Page

Iwan MolgoIwan Molgo





Ryan MoraskiRyan Moraski

Systematics and evolution of Bromeliaceae, Biogeography, Phylogenomics




Adam Payton

  • Lab Tech with Stuart McDaniel
  • E-mail:


Solon PissisSolon Pissis

Lecturer in Computer Science at Kings College London

E-mail: solon.pissis @

Web Page




Brad RuhfelBrad Ruhfel

Assistant Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University


Web page



Claudia SegoviaClaudia Segovia-Salcedo

Departamento de Ciencias de la VIda
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas-ESPE


stubbsRebecca Stubbs
Evolution and biogeography of Micranthes (Saxifragaceae)




Greg Stull

Greg Stull

Post-doc with Steven Smith at  U Michigan




clayton.visgerClayton Visger

Assistant Professor at Sacramento State





Xinshuai Qi


Xinshuai Qi, Visiting Ph.D student from Zhejiang University, China

Phylogeography of East Asia; Gene family evolution.


Chunlei XiangChunlei Xiang, Associate Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Taxonomy and systematics of Chinese Lamiaceae, and Phylogeography and Population Genetics of Dicranostigma (Papaveraceae)

Phone: 352-876-5642

E-mail: and/or

Google Scholar Profile




Zhi-Yong ZhangZhi-Yong Zhang, Professor, Visiting Scientist from Jiangxi Agricultural University, China

Plant Phylogeography of Subtropical China

Phone: 352-273-1960


Download Zhiyong Zhang’s CV