Andreas Madlung’s research interests include the evolutionary biology of plant genome structure, plant molecular biology, physiology, and genetics. His studies have included an exploration of the genetic mechanisms that lead to increased vigor in plants, specifically with respect to genome size and genome constitution. More recently his lab has been studying the role of plant-specific light receptors called phytochromes in regulating plant development. Publications from his lab include recent articles on light-regulated transcriptional networks and physiological responses of plants to light, and the genetic and epigenetic aspects of genome evolution and genome architecture (see list of publications here). Madlung has received grants from the National Science Foundation for studying the molecular mechanisms of flower reversion in Arabidopsis suecica (2011–2014), elucidating the physiological roles of the plant light receptor phytochrome (2014–2021), and determining responses to light on the transcriptome (2021-2026). He teaches classes in Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Biostatistics, and the Introductory Biology course Unity of Life.