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Todd Barkman

Todd Barkman
Associate Professor

Office: (269) 387-5610
Lab: (269) 387-2776

Office: 3437 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Lab: 3456 Haenicke Hall

Mailing Address
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA

Post-Doctorate, Pennsylvania State University, 1998-2000
Ph.D., Botany, University of Texas, 1998
M.S., Botany, Michigan State University, 1993
B.S., Botany, Michigan State University, 1990

Research interests

Todd Barkman's laboratory research is focused on understanding how protein function evolves. In particular, his lab studies enzymes of the SABATH multigene family. To examine these questions they use a combination of statistical and experimental approaches. Other topics of study involve the use of DNA sequence data to examine questions about the systematics, evolution and conservation of plant species. He has specific interests in tropical species found in Southeast Asia (especially Malaysia). Current research topics include the evolution of protein function, Conservation and evolutionary genetics of Rafflesia - the largest flower in the world, the systematics and evolution of parasitic plants, and biogeography and hybridization of tropical orchids.

Students in Dr. Barkmans's laboratory

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