Margaret Staton

You are here

Margaret Staton's picture

Dr Margaret Staton

Member since: 04/23/2020 - 15:12
Professional title: 
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Computational Genomics
Organization name: 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organization type: 
Knoxville, TN
United States

Short Bio

Last comments


My research program is focused on two areas: computational genomics and online tool/database development. I utilize large genomic datasets (DNA and RNA) to answer biological questions about tree dormancy, flowering, fruit/nut development and stress response. I host and maintain the Hardwood Genomics Project (, a website and database that provide tools for scientists to query, download, and explore genomic datasets cross-linked between multiple tree species. The websites are built on Tripal, an open-source, custom, flexible, modular software package for genetic and genomic database construction, co-developed across the Staton lab and over 30 other plant genomic websites.

Group membership