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Goffinet Lab

Phone: 860 486-5290
Address: Storrs Campus
Biology Pharmacy Bldg
Office: room 300
Lab: rooms 312 & 316

The research interests in this lab

cross organismal lines with projects focusing on liverworts, hornworts, mosses or lichen-forming fungi and span the fields of floristics and phylogeography, systematics and phylogeny, genome evolution and developmental biology.

Watch this video to know what EEB is all about in 2015.


  • Two positions for undergraduates
    Undergraduate research and work opportunities In Evolutionary Biology Fall 2019 As part of a study funded by the National Science Foundation focused on the evolutionary significance of whole genome duplication in plants (we use mosses as model systems) we seek to fill TWO POSITIONS with BIO or EEB majors interested in evolutionary biology (see advertisement: […]
    Posted on August 31, 2019
  • New publication on mosses: bye bye Physco
    The evo-devo model species Physcomitrella patens has a new name! Medina, R., M. G. Johnson, Y. Liu, N.J. Wickett, A.J. Shaw & B. Goffinet. 2019. Phylogenomic delineation of Physcomitrium (Bryophyta: Funariaceae) based on nuclear targeted exons and their flanking regions rejects the retention of Physcomitrella, Physcomitridium and Aphanorrhegma. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 57: 404–417. pdf Abstract reads: […]
    Posted on August 10, 2019
  • New publication on lichens
    Widhelm T.J., F. Grewe, J. P. Huang, J. Mercado, B. Goffinet, R. Lücking, I. Schmitt, B. Moncada, R. Mason-Gamer & H. T. Lumbsch. 2019. Multiple historical processes obscure phylogenetic relationships in a taxonomically difficult group (Lobariaceae, Ascomycota). Scientific Reports 9: 8968. pdf Abstract reads: In the age of next-generation sequencing, the number of loci available for […]
    Posted on June 20, 2019