Mark Beilstein

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
(520) 626-1562 / (520) 626-1563 (Lab)

Educational Background

  • National Research Service Awardee - National Institutes of Health, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Texas A&M University
  • Mercer Post-doctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
  • PhD - Biology, University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • MS - Biology, University of Utah
  • BA - Biology, Grinnell College

Research Interests

  • Evolution in the plant family Brassicaceae (mustard family)
  • Evolution of protein complexes
  • Evolution of plant signaling systems

Selected Publications

Noble, J. A., Bielski, N. V, Liu, M. J., DeFalco, T. A., Stegmann, M., Nelson, A. D. L., McNamara, K., Sullivan, B., Dinh, K. K., Khuu, N., Hancock, S., Shiu, S-H., Zipfel, C., Alice Y Cheung, Beilstein, M. A., Palanivelu, R. (2022) Evolutionary analysis of the LORELEI gene family in angiosperms reveals regulatory subfunctionalization. Plant Physiology 190 (4), 2539-2556
Palos, K. R., Nelson Dittrich, A. C., Brock, J. R., Wu, L., Sokolowska, E., Skirycz, A., Yingshan Hsu, P., Lyons, E., Beilstein, M. A., Nelson, A. D. L. (2022) Identification and Functional Annotation of Long Intergenic Non-coding RNAs in the Brassicaceae. The Plant Cell 34 (9), 3233-3260
Forsythe, E. S., Nelson, A. D. L., Beilstein, M. A. (2020) Biased gene retention in the face of introgression obscures species relationships. Genome Biology and Evolution 12, 1646-1663.
Dew-Budd, K., Cheung, J., Palos, K., Forsythe, E. S., Beilstein, M. A. (2020) Evolutionary and biochemical analyses reveal conservation of the Brassicaceae telomerase ribonucleoprotein complex. PloSOne 15, e0222687. pone.0222687
Forsythe, E. S., Sloan, D. B., Beilstein, M. A. (2020) Divergence-based introgression polarization. Genome Biology and Evolution 12, 463-478.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CROPPS Seminar - PLS 595B

Research Areas

  • Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology