Welcome to Jim Cohen's Research Lab

    As a plant systematist, I like my research to reflect a holistic understanding of botany.  To this end, my current research involves and integrates various topics on plant evolution and plant development.  Using the plant family Boraginaceae, a large and understudied group in the Lamiids, my students  and I utilize current and classic techniques in order to understand evolutionary relationships within the family as well as investigating patterns of floral development.  


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Lithospermum helleri, a native Texas species that only grows around Austin, TX.
Lithospermum helleri, a species of Boraginaceae endemic to Texas.  It only grows in the vicinity of Austin.