Jacob Suissa

Jacob Suissa

Jacob Suissa

PhD Student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: 617.384.5631
Fax: 617.384.6596


BS, University of Vermont

Research Interests

As an undergraduate at The University of Vermont, I studied plant biology where I conducted various research projects ranging from plant physiology to fungal taxonomy.

Since graduating I worked with the United States National Arboretum (USNA) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. With the Smithsonian I worked on projects utilizing high-throughput (NextGen) sequencing to resolve the phylogeny in a clade of North American heterosporous aquatic lycophytes (Isoëtes), as well as using Fluidigm’s novel microfluidic technologies to amplify a large number of loci in a few taxa of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae).

In the Friedman Lab, I plan to delve into research focusing on morphological development and diversification in a phylogenetic context.