Left: Mike & Nils Arrigo discussing a Selaginella polyploid at Molino Canyon. Top Right: Barker Lab on UA Campus, January 2014. Bottom Right: Selaginella hybrid zone at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Mike Barker



Postdoctoral Fellows

Pat Edger, NSF Plant Genome Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Anthony Baniaga
Zheng Li


Undergraduate Students

Kevin Holt
Mandolina Fitzgibbon

Honorary Members

Shing Zhan
Ruby Barker


Visitors for 2013 - 2014

Hanghui Kong, South China Botanical Garden, Guangzhou
Elton Luis Monteiro de Asis, Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden


Nils Arrigo (Postdoc; Currently Research Scientist, University of Lausanne)
Rebecca Rundell (Postdoc; Currently Assistant Professor, SUNY ESF, Syracuse)
Emily Sessa (Postdoc; Currently Assistant Professor, University of Florida)
Rishi Masalia (Undergraduate; Currently Graduate Student, University of Georgia)
Shing Zhan (Undergraduate; Currently Graduate Student, University of British Columbia)
Jolene Nelson (Undergraduate; Currently Graduate Student, University of Arizona)
Rick Russell (Undergraduate; Currently Medical Student, University of Arizona)                              


Nils on the Ion Bus sequencing Selaginella at PAG!

Join the lab

I am currently accepting new postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates. Please send me an email if you are interested in joining the lab!