Michael Donoghue is the Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor at Department ofEcology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale. His research all revolves in one way or another around understanding phylogeny. His empirical work focuses primarily on plant diversity and evolution. In particular, he has long term interests in Viburnum and Dipsacales, and in the origin and early evolution of flowering plants. In collaboration with former students, postdocs, and lab visitors, he has also published molecular phylogenetic analyses of a number of other angiosperm groups. And, with former postdoc David Hibbett he has published a series of papers on the phylogeny of basidiomycetes, especially shiitake mushrooms.