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Dr. Susan Farmer

Associate Professor of Biology

Conger 216C


BA in Computer Science; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS in Botany; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D. in Botany; University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Research Interests

  • Systematics of Trilliaceae and its placement within Monocots
  • Classical and molecular botany, taxonomy and floristics
  • The use of molecular methods and computers in taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics
  • Evolution of the chloroplast genome particularly within Monocots
  • Thesis title: Toward an understanding of the global phylogeny of the Trilliaceae (published in Systematic Botany)
  • Dissertation title: A Systematic Study of Trillium subgenus Delostylis (publication in preparation)

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