Dr. Paul Wolf Department Chair, Biological Sciences Professor, Biological Sciences Contact 301 Sparkman DriveShelby CenterRoom 369Huntsville, AL 35899 Campus Map email@example.com Biography The Wolf lab focuses on the evolution of plants and their genomes. We use a wide range of approaches to explore relationships among plant populations and species. We are currently interested in how homosporous ferns have acquired their typically high chromosome numbers, on average about four times that of flowering plants - Some fern species have over 1000 chromosomes! Patterns of chromosome behavior in ferns can be a reference model for exploring loss of fertility in flowering plants when they undergo genome doubling (polyploidy). Paul G Wolf received his PhD from Washington State University, trained as a post doctoral researcher at University of California, Irvine, and was faculty at Utah State University from 1992 - 2019. He joined the faculty in Biological Sciences at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2019. The lab is currently accepting masters students in the Biological Sciences Program and PhD students in the Biotechnology Program. Dr. Paul Wolf's Curriculum Vitae Dr. Paul Wolf's Personal Website Education Post doctoral researcher, University of California, Irvine: 1990-1991 Ph.D. Botany, Washington State University: 1990 M.A. Botany (honors), University of Kansas: 1986 B.Sc. Biological Sciences (honors), University of Leicester: 1982 Honors & Awards Utah State University and College of Science University Service Award, 2018 Outstanding paper – Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 2018 Utah State University Mortar Board, Top Professor, 1998 Washington State University Summer Research Assistantship, 1989 Hannah Aase Fellowship, Washington State University, 1986 Graduated with honors, University of Kansas, 1986 Graduated with honors, University of Leicester, 1982 Recent Publications Wolf, P. G. 2021. Cellular Processes: Chromosome number pattern seen in ferns. Open Access Government Jan 2021: 234-235. Wolf, P. G. 2020. Fern genomics: unfurling the mystery of plant chromosome numbers. Scientia vol 133: 72. https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA543 Kinosian SP, WD Pearse, and PG Wolf. 2020. There and back again: Reticulate evolution in Ceratopteris. American Fern Journal 110: 193 – 210. Kinosian SP, WD Pearse, and PG Wolf. 2020. Cryptic diversity in the model fern genus Ceratopteris (Pteridaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 152: 106938. Rowe CA, Lichvar RW and Wolf PG. 2020. How Many Tree Species of Birch Are in Alaska? Implications for Wetland Designations. Front. Plant Sci. 11:750. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00750 Marchant DB, EB Sessa, PG Wolf, K Heo, WB Barbazuk, PS Soltis, DE Soltis. 2019. The C-Fern (Ceratopteris richardii) genome: insights into plant genome evolution with the first partial homosporous fern genome assembly. Scientific Reports 9: 18181. Wolf PG, Rowe CA, Kinosian SP, Der JP, Lockhart PJ, Shepherd LD, McLenachan PA, Thomson JA. 2019. Worldwide relationships in the fern genus Pteridium (bracken) based on nuclear genome markers. American Journal of Botany 106(10): 1365–1376. Wolf, PG and MS Barker. 2019. Current status and future prospects for fern and lycophyte genomics: introduction to an American Fern Journal special issue. American Fern Journal 109 (3): 177-182. Robison TA and PG Wolf. 2019. ReFernment: an R package for annotating RNA editing in plastid genomes. Applications in Plant Sciences 7(2): e1216 Rowe CA, PG Wolf, RW Lichvar. 2019. Do genetic differences explain the ability of an alkaline shrub to grow in both uplands and wetlands? Western North American Naturalist: 79: 260–269.