Welcome to the Wojciechowski Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

We study the phylogenetics and the evolution of flowering plants, with a particular emphasis on legumes (family Fabaceae or Leguminosae) and cacti (family Cactaceae).

Photo information: The sagebrush biome, eastern California. East side of the Sierra Nevada, called the “Range of Light” by John Muir, from US 395 near June Lake Loop. Mt. Dana, Mt. Gibbs and Mt. Lewis in the background.

Primary areas of interest

Phylogenetic systematics of papilionoid legumes

Genomics of legumes and cacti

Plant community ecology and floristics of western North America

Typical chaparral vegetation with shrubby legume Pickeringia montana Nutt. (w/ magenta flowers) in foreground, one of California’s “paleoendemics”; from Otay Mountain, San Diego County, California


Our goal is to understand patterns and processes at the macroevolutionary level (e.g., ecology and biogeography, rates of molecular evolution and taxonomic diversification) by integrating empirical data with comparative and phylogenetic methods to infer relationships and evolutionary histories.


Years of research

Lab alumni

Martin F. Wojciechowski

Associate Professor of Genomics, Evolution, and Bioinformatics,
School of Life Sciences

Contact us

Email address:  mfwojciechowski[at]asu.edu
Office and laboratory location:  Life Sciences E building, 711 and 710/714 on the Tempe campus