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Name:   Emily L Gillespie

Title:  Assistant Professor of Biology and Director, Friesner Herbarium

Affiliation:  Butler University

Email Address:  elgilles@butler.edu

Web Site Address:  http://gillespielab.weebly.com/

Research Areas of Interest:  evolutionary biology, genetics and molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics

Research Bio:

I study the systematics and evolution of the Ericaceae, with a focus on rhododendrons and their relatives. My lab focuses on evolutionary relationships, biogeography, taxonomy, and population and landscape genetics. I also direct the Friesner Herbarium at Butler and have an interest in the broad dissemination of biodiversity data as a benefit to scientists and the public.

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