Kristen Lehman

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden &
Claremont Graduate University
1500 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711

My research focus has been on understanding the evolutionary relationships of various lineages of Boraginales including the annual genera Cryptantha, Johnstonella (Boraginaceae) and the Neotropical genus Varronia (Cordiaceae).  I use molecular phylogenetic methods, as well as anatomy, morphology, and physiology to understand the diversification, speciation, and biogeographic patterns of the clades I study.