The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is delighted to announce that effective September 1, 2019 Regina Baucom will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure. The promotion is a result of her impressive accomplishments in scholarship, teaching and service.

“We are very cognizant of and grateful for the work you do for the college,” said Elizabeth Cole, then Interim Dean for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. “Please accept my heartfelt congratulations for having achieved this rank and my very best wishes for the rest of what I know will be an exemplary career.”

“I couldn't be happier or more humbled to be a tenured faculty in this spectacular department, with its top-notch researchers, students, postdoctoral scientists and staff, as well as its long-time commitment to making science a better and more welcoming place for white women and persons of color,” said Baucom.

The work in the Baucom lab integrates across the fields of ecology, evolution, and genetics to understand the mechanisms that underlie the success and persistence of noxious agricultural weeds as well as the evolution of important plant functional traits. While we work on a variety of topics, a major focus in the lab currently is on the problem of herbicide resistance. Our research asks: What is the genetic basis of herbicide resistance, and is it the same across populations? Are there constraints or “brakes” on herbicide resistance evolution? How does the plant mating system influence the evolution of resistance? She is affiliated with the Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Michigan.

Baucom will teach Bio 305 in the winter 2020 semester, the undergraduate genetics course.

Compiled by Gail Kuhnlein

Read more on the Baucom Lab website