In the Cellinese Lab we investigate the evolution, systematics and biogeography of angiosperms (flowering plants). In addition, we are interested in semantic data integration and interoperability and are developing tools that serve the biodiversity and phyloinformatics communities (e.g., TOLKIN, BiSciCol and RegNum).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Memories from the 2014 Annual Botany Meeting in Boise, ID

Congrats to Andy and Rebecca for their awards!

Soltis & Cellinese labs with awesome guests: Steven Manchester, Mike Moore & Paul Wolfe

Monday, April 28, 2014

New website from Rebecca Stubbs

Rebecca has built her personal website where she will post news and progress on her Micranthes research and will keep us posted on her upcoming fieldwork season. You can find it here!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New data on Legousia and Triodanis

Linda Nhon and Andy Crowl showcased our preliminary results on the work on Legousia and Triodanis (Campanulaceae) at the UF Undergraduate Scholar Program event.  We are getting interesting results!  The poster is only showing our preliminary chloroplast tree but we have very interesting nuclear trees too, based on PPR alleles.  For example, Legousia is back to be consistently monophyletic. We will show a more detailed poster at the next Annual Botany Meeting in Idaho. This work is also co-authored with Romey Haberle (Pacific Lutheran University, WA) and Guilhem Mansion (Berlin Botanic Garden, Germany).  More to come!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Congratulations are in order for both Rebecca Stubbs and Andy Crowl who were recipients of the Riewald-Olowo and Davis awards respectively. These are awarded by the Biology Department and are intended to support graduate research! Way to go!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Evolution@UF goes live!

Evolution@UF is an academic community of faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scientists engaged in evolutionary biology at the University of Florida. The primary goal for Evolution@UF is to push the frontier of evolutionary biology through innovation, collaborative research, and education across departments at UF. We have launched our new website. Check it out! We also have a new twitter handle so that you can follow us here.

Friday, August 23, 2013

A sequence, a specimen and an identifier walk into a bar…

We are not giving up our discussion on how to implement Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs)! This discussion is way too important! BiSciCol knows all about identifiers. We will also make some noise at the upcoming TDWG meeting in Florence.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Postdoc position available

A postdoc position is available at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, to work on the integration of database development and analytical workflows (TOLKIN Project), in addition to contributing to other projects such as BiSciCol, RegNum, random phylogenetic endeavors and niche modeling, and yes, bring your own interests to the table!  You must be a proficient programmer (Java would be a +1) and have experience with phylogenetic and workflow software (e.g., RaXML, MrBayes, Galaxy, Kepler, etc.). A background in data management is desirable.  Knowledge of GIS is appreciated but not a must.  The successful candidate must have a PhD in biology, computer science, computational biology or related fields. The position is available for 1 year with possibility of renewal upon good performance review. Please contact me for additional details.