Welcome to the Hufford Lab! We are interested in studying both the evolution and ecology of crops and their wild relatives with a particular focus on maize and the teosintes. Current research in the lab is utilizing genomic data to study independent adaptations of maize landraces to highland environments, gene flow across taxa in the genus Zea, and the unique role of centromeres in Zea evolution.
photo courtesy of Tom Kono
office: 339A Bessey Hall
lab: 335 Bessey Hall
email: mhufford (at) iastate (dot) edu