Welcome to the Gibson Lab website.

Collecting on the Arkansas River

I’m a Professor at the University of Oklahoma. My scholarship is in two main areas: plant evolution and STEM education. Information about those two aspects of my work can be found on this site

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This is also home to the BioTA Podcast.

J. Phil Gibson, PhD

Department of Biology, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology

University of Oklahoma


“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

Kurt Vonnegut