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Michael Reagon, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology) Ohio State University
B.S. (Biology) Antioch College

Contact Information:

Office: 354 Science Building
Phone: 419-995-8205
Email: reagon.1@osu.edu
Mailing address:
4240 Campus Dr.
Lima, OH 45804

Dr. Reagon joined the faculty at OSU Lima in Autumn 2012.  His teaching and research focus on ecology, plant biology and evolution. He worked for four years in the hazardous waste removal industry before returning to graduate school at Ohio State, where he completed his Ph.D. under the direction of Dr. Allison Snow, followed by a post-doctoral position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Thurber, Carrie S., Michael Reagon, Kenneth M. Olsen, Yulin Jia, and Ana L. Caicedo. 2014. The evolution of flowering strategies in US weedy rice.  American Journal of Botany 101(10):1737-1747 DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400154

Craig, Stephanie M., Michael Reagon, Lauren E. Resnick, and Ana L. Caicedo. 2014. Allele istributions at hybrid incompatibility loci facilitate the potential for gene flow between cultivated and weedy rice in the US. PLoS One 9(1): e86647.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086647

Reagon, Michael, Carrie S. Thurber, Kenneth M. Olsen, Yulin Jia, and Ana L. Caicedo. 2011. The long and the short of it: SD1 polymorphism and the evolution of growth trait divergence in U.S. weedy rice. Molecular Ecology 20 (18): 3743-3756.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05216.x

Gross, Briana L., Michael Reagon, Shih-Chung Hsu, Ana L. Caicedo, Yulin Jia, and Kenneth M. Olsen. 2010. Seeing red: The origin of grain pigmentation in US weedy rice. Molecular Ecology 19 (16): 3380-3393. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04707.x.

Thurber, Carrie S., Michael Reagon, Briana L. Gross, Kenneth M. Olsen, Yulin Jia, and Ana L. Caicedo. 2010. Molecular evolution of shattering loci in U.S. weedy rice. Molecular Ecology 19 (16): 3271-3284. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04708.x.

Reagon, M. and A.A. Snow. 2006. Cultivated Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae) as a genetic “bridge” to weedy sunflower populations in North America. American Journal of Botany 93: 127-133.

Snow, A.A., D.P. Pilson, L. Rieseberg, M. Paulsen, N. Pleskac, M. Reagon, D. Wolf, and S. Selbo. 2003. A Bt transgene reduces herbivory and enhances fecundity in wild sunflowers. Ecological Applications 13: 279-286.