Applying advanced molecular and analytical methods to a variety of genetic questions (e.g., genetics diversity, relatedness, heritability) in populations of important wildlife and tree species.​​


Contact Us

Rhonda Taylor                             
Genomics Laboratory Manager
David C. Pfendler Hall of Agriculture Room 141
715 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 496-7685
Fax: (765) 494-9461

Genetics Lab


The Genetics Lab is comprised of four research groups studying various genetic aspects of a variety of species, including salmon, golden eagle, gray whale, amphibians, and black walnut trees. This lab, one of the largest labs on campus, enables researchers in related fields to share equipment, minimize costs, and maximize the available space. In addition to the four faculty members in this lab, there are an additional 24 attached researchers working in the lab, including undergraduate volunteer, graduate students, post-graduates, senior research scientists, or visiting scientists.

Areas of specialization include: wildlife genetics, conservation genetics, population genetics, forest genetics, ecological genetics and toxicogenomics.

Black Walnut Trees Martell Forest Black Walnut Tree Stand
Oak seedling pink flower Spring flower in the center of oak seedling.
divers in water