Monkeyflowers as a model system

Mimulus Parishii x M. cardinalis hybrids (photo: Katie zarn)

Mimulus Parishii x M. cardinalis hybrids (photo: Katie zarn)

With others, the Fishman Lab has worked to develop the genus Mimulus as a resource-rich model system for evolutionary genetics and genomics. Monkeyflowers are amazingly diverse and experimentally tractable. 

Fishman Lab @ University of Montana

fieldwork in Yellowstone(photo: Kory KOlis)

fieldwork in Yellowstone(photo: Kory KOlis)

Join us!  We are recruiting Fall 2018 PhD/MS applicants (via the OBEE graduate program) and for a postdoc position. We also often have research opportunities for undergraduate students or post-baccalaureates.

Current Reseach

Iron Mountain population (Photo: Lila Fishman)

Iron Mountain population (Photo: Lila Fishman)

We are interested in understanding the processes and genetic mechanisms underlying plant variation at all scales --  from within populations to among species.  Read more under RESEARCH and PUBLICATIONS.