Mimulus Meeting 2019

Meeting Dates: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
State or Provence: 
United States


Calling all Mimulus researchers and Mimulus-curious! This one-day meeting will be held in the Smith Buonanno Building at Brown University.

The morning will feature four Discussion Sessions aimed at improving tools and resources for the Mimulus community. In the afternoon, we'll hear science updates during two Lightning-Talk sessions. Hope you can join!

There is no registration fee, but, to attend, please sign up here:


7:30-8:30 Donuts & coffee

8:30-9:00 Presentation: Lenny Teytelman of protocols.io

9:00-9:45 Discussion 1: Cyber-infrastructure - Andrea Sweigart & Yaowu Yuan

9:45-10:30 Discussion 2: Phenotyping - Jannice Friedman

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Discussion 3: Seed collections - David Lowry

11:30-12:15 Discussion 4: Genome assemblies - Lila Fishman

12:15-2 Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:15 Lightning Talk Session 1

Ben Blackman: A pair of MYB proteins produces periodic pigment patterns in petals

Jenn Coughlan: Conflict, parent-of-origin effects, and the evolution of hybrid seed inviability in Mimulus

David Lowry: The mechanisms of adaptive shifts in allocation among growth, reproduction, and defense

Haley Arnold: QTL Mapping of seed dormancy, a habitat choice trait driving species divergence in Mimulus

Lila Fishman: Adaptation and speciation in monkeyflowers

Daniel Anstett: Demography, rapid evolution, and genomics; using Mimulus cardinalis to study adaptation to drought in California

Amy LaFountain: The genetic basis and developmental mechanisms underlying the evolution of a novel phenotype in Mimulus verbenaceus

John Kelly: Inbreeding depression and genomics in Mimulus guttatus

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Lightning Talk Session 2

Kathleen Ferris: The genetic basis of local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity across the range of Mimulus laciniatus

Thom Nelson: Phylogenomics and classical genetics support a single transition to hummingbird pollination in Mimulus Section Erythranthe

Kevin Wright: Still looking at copper tolerance in M. guttatus

Mario Vallejo-Marín: A story of invasion and speciation in British monkeyflowers

Casper van der Kooi: Comparative optics of flowers

Caroline Schlutius: Quantifying complex petal pigment patterning in Mimulus hybrids

John Willis: Parallel adaptation to serpentine soils

Katherine Toll: Hybrid seed inviability and divergence in submergence tolerance contribute to habitat segregation between Mimulus nudatus and M. guttatus