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Goffinet Lab

Phone: 860 486-5290
Address: Mailing:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
75 NorthEagleville road
University of Connecticut
Storrs CT

Storrs Campus
Biology Pharmacy Bldg
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.


  • Congratulation to Rafa!
    Rafael Medina, a former postdoc in our lab, lead-authored the paper: Medina, R., M.G. Johnson, Y. Liu, N.J. Wickett, A.J. Shaw & B. Goffinet. 2019. “Phylogenomic delineation of Physcomitrium (Bryophyta: Funariaceae) based on targeted sequencing of nuclear exons and their flanking regions rejects the retention of Physcomitrella, Physcomitridium and Aphanorrhegma” and published in the Journal […]
    Posted on June 18, 2021
  • Congrats to Zach: ABLS 2021 Culberson and Hale award
    Congratulations to Zach who was awarded the ABLS 2021 Culberson and Hale award ($1,000) for field research in lichenology ($1,000) from ABLS (American Bryological and Lichenological Society) for field work in Mexico, based on his proposal entitled “The search for Niebla & Trebouxia: a lichenologist goes south”. Enjoy the trip!
    Posted on May 24, 2021
  • Congratulations AGAIN to Zack: SSB award
    Zach Muscavitch was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Society of Systematic Biologists for a component of his dissertation research entitled “Uncovering the evolution of reciprocal specificity in the Trebouxia (alga)-Nie bla (fungus) lichen association” Congratulations Zach.
    Posted on May 15, 2021