Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Jonas is an evolutionary biologist interested in evolutionary potential in the context of climate change. His research is focused at the intersection of quantitative genetics, plant evolutionary ecology, and global change biology, and addresses the genetic and epigenetic basis of responses to elevated carbon dioxide in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
Dr. Jonas is also interested in robotics and lab automation. His greenhouse is driven by a combination of standard equipment and customized Arduino-based peripherals. In addition, he is actively involved in curriculum development and educational research projects. Currently he is Co-Director of the MARC U*STAR Scholarship Program. When Dr. Jonas is not in the classroom or lab, he practices paradiddles.