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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.

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  • Lichens in NEWSTIMES
    Raising awareness of lichens in CT: Robert Miller: Finding intricacy in the commonplace lichen
    Posted on April 15, 2019
  • Nasim earned her doctorat degree
    Congratulations to Nasim for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation entitled “Patterns of gene expression during shifts in ploidy and function in Funaria hygrometrica (Bryophyta)”
    Posted on April 11, 2019
  • New publication on liverworts
    Dong S., Q. He, S. Zhang, H. Wu, B. Goffinet& Y. Liu. 2019. The mitochondrial genomes of Bazzania tridens and Riccardia planiflora further confirms conservative evolution of mitogenomes in liverworts. The Bryologist 122: 130–139. Abstract reads: The mitochondrial genomes of vascular plants are highly liable in both gene content and genome structure. In contrast, those of hornworts, […]
    Posted on April 7, 2019