Morgan Moeglein studies the evolution of leaf form across plants. She received her B.S. in plant biology from the University of Vermont, her M.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Yale University.
Moeglein’s research investigates leaf form variation at multiple scales, from within individuals to across species. Her lab combines tools from molecular and developmental biology with extensive field observations to make sense of naturally occurring morphological diversity in leaf shape. This work currently focuses on how long-lived woody plants invest in leaf development across seasons and how changes in genome size and chromosome number affect leaf growth and shape.
Moeglein currently teaches genetics and introductory biology labs.
Donoghue, M.J., D.A.R. Eaton, C. Alonso, M.J. Landis, P.W. Sweeney, M.E. Olson, N.I. Cacho, M. Moeglein, J. Gardner, N. Heaphy, P. Torola, B. Park, W.L. Clement, A.C. Segovia, and E.J. Edwards. 2022. Replicated radiation of a plant clade along a cloud forest archipelago. Nature Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01823-x
Moeglein, M., D. Chatelet, M.J. Donoghue, E.J. Edwards. 2020. Evolutionary dynamics of genome size in a radiation of woody plants. American Journal of Botany. 107:11 1527-1541 doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1544