The Des Marais Lab
R.M. Parsons Laboratory | MIT
Bldg-Room 48-324

Marjorie Lundgren

I am a plant eco-physiologist with expertise in applying phylogeographic approaches to assess plant phenotypic traits in an evolutionary context. I am particularly interested in the physiological and anatomical transitions that occur during the evolution of complex traits in plants. These complex evolutionary paths are characterized by intermediate states, which play important roles in either expediting or inhibiting progression. Furthermore, I have a longstanding interest in phenotypic plasticity and the role that it plays in swaying evolutionary trajectories.


  • PhD Animal and Plant Sciences (2015). University of Sheffield
  • MA Biology (2008). Wesleyan University
  • BA Environmental Studies (2002). Connecticut College