Kristen Lehman


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

 kristen.hasenstab@cgu.edu

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.