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Khidir Hilu

Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Botany, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1976
  • Postgraduate Biosystematist, University of California, Riverside, 1978 - 1979
  • Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1979 - 1981

The Hilu Lab Website

Major Field of Interest

Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Flowering Plants and Crops

Current Research

Research has been focused on the evolution of flowering plants (angiosperms) as well as land plants in general using DNA sequence information.  This aspect of our work includes both basal angiosperms as well as eudicots.  We are emphasizing the rapidly evolving plastid gene matK and the trnT-trnF region.


  • (540) 231-5407
  • (540) 231-8932 (Lab)
  • Department of Biological Sciences (0406)
    Derring Hall RM 5000
    1405 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    United States