Hiking in upstate New York.
My research deals with the origin and evolution of wild, weedy, and domesticated plants.  One of my favorite topics within this broad area is the genetic basis of traits that evolve multiple times either within a single species or across different taxa.  I use a variety of genetic and genomic techniques, and conduct projects in the lab, greenhouse, and in the field (basically whatever will help me answer the question at hand).

I received my PhD from Indiana University, where I worked with Loren Rieseberg.  I completed my first postdoc with Ken Olsen at Washington University in St. Louis, and then worked as a postdoc with Gayle Volk a the USDA-ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In August 2012, I  joined the Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth as an assistant professor.  I am currently accepting both Master's and Ph.D. students through the Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program.  Please contact me if you are interested in submitting an application.

Please look around the website to see more detail about each of my research projects, as well as my work in writing/editing, teaching, and my non-work interests.  You can download my current CV at the bottom of this page. 

If you want to get in contact with me, here is my current information:

Briana L. Gross
University of Minnesota Duluth
207 Swenson Science Building
1035 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726-7722
Briana Gross,
Dec 8, 2013, 2:04 PM