Graduate position: UMinnesota.PlantPhylogenomics

The Yang Lab ( at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is recruiting 1-2 graduate students to join our team in Fall 2024. We use phylogenetics and comparative transcriptomics and genomics to study plant systematics and the underlying mechanisms driving plant evolution. The lab mainly focuses on the plant groups Caryophyllales and Euphorbia, but students have the opportunity to develop their own independent projects. We provide competitive stipends and opportunities for teaching, research, and curatorial assistantships.The University of Minnesota has many resources to support plant systematics and evolution research. These include the University of Minnesota Herbarium, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, the University Imaging Center, the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, onsite greenhouse facilities, Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, and Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. The campus is in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, rich in cultural and natural attractions with extensive park and trail systems.For inquiries, get in touch with Dr. Yang at with a copy of your CV and a short description of your interests.Ya Yang, Ph.D.*On sabbatical till May 2024*Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology University of Minnesota-Twin Cities714 Biological Sciences Center1445 Gortner AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55108-1095(612) 625-6292, University of Minnesota Herbarium (MIN) Bell Museum University of Minnesota bellmuseum.umn.eduYa Yang <>