Saint Louis University

Department of Biology

Dr. Allison Miller, - Ph.D. Washington University

Associate Professor - Department of Biology
Research Associate - Missouri Botanical Garden

Lab Web Page:

Contact Information:
Phone: (314) 977-7653
Fax: (314) 977-3658
Mail: Department of Biology, St. Louis University, 3507 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103-2010

Courses: Principles of Biology II (BIOL 106), Evolutionary Biology (BIOL 301), Biology of Plants and Fungi (BIOL 326), Applied Population Genetics (BIOL 458/558), Graduate Seminar (BIOL 584)

Research Interests:  My research program focuses on plant evolutionary biology and population genomics. Our long-term goals are to advance understanding of basic evolutionary processes in plants, and to use this information to contribute to crop improvement and the conservation of plant genomic resources. To this end, our research addresses both contemporary and historical evolutionary processes in plants. Underlying questions driving our research include: What is the genetic basis of adaptation? How do plants evolve in response to natural and human-mediated selection pressures? How are plant species responding to global environmental change? Much of our work focuses on crop plants and their wild relatives, with current projects focusing on grape, horseradish, pecan, as well as big bluestem and kudzu.

Research Opportunities: I am looking for motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scholars to join the lab group. Our research focuses on population genomics and comparative transcriptomics, but integrates this work with a broad range of other approaches including ethnobotany, evolutionary ecology, field botany, flow cytometry, GIS analysis, morphology, and pollination biology. If you are interested in plant evolution, conservation, and/or sustainable agriculture and would like to learn more about opportunities to get involved in our research, please contact me.


Please see Dr. Miller's Google Scholar page for an updated list of publications.

 Updated 11/21/2017

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