Suman Neupane

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About me

I am a recent PhD graduate and currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the labs of ​​Paul O. Lewis and Louise A. Lewis in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (​EEB) at the University of Connecticut. I am interested in Plant Systematics, Phylogenetics Theory & Comparative Methods, Bioinformatics, and Macroevolutionary Processes.


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Office: TLS 162
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Academic Advisors: Dr. Paul Lewis Lewis's lab, Dr Louise A. Lewis Lewis's lab



  • Neupane, S., Lewis, P. O., Dessein, S. Paudyal, S. K., Shanks, H. & Lens, F. 2017. Evolution of woody life form on tropical mountains in the tribe Spermacoceae (Rubiaceae). American Journal of Botany 104 (3): 1-20.
  • Lewis, P. O., M. H. Chen, L. Kuo, L. A. Lewis, K. Fucikova, S. Neupane, Y. B. Wang, and D. Shi. 2016. Estimating Bayesian phylogenetic information content. Systematic Biology 65: 1009–1023.
  • Vincent S F T Merckx, Kasper P Hendriks, Kevin K Beentjes, Constantijn B Mennes, Leontine E Becking, Katja T C A Peijnenburg, Aqilah Afendy, Nivaarani Arumugam, Hugo de Boer, Alim Biun, Matsain M Buang, Ping-Ping Chen, Arthur Y C Chung, Rory Dow, Frida A A Feijen, Hans Feijen, Cobi Feijen-van Soest, József Geml, René Geurts, Barbara Gravendeel, Peter Hovenkamp, Paul Imbun, Isa Ipor, Steven B Janssens, Merlijn Jocqué, Heike Kappes, Eyen Khoo, Peter Koomen, Frederic Lens, Richard J Majapun, Luis N Morgado, Suman Neupane, Nico Nieser, Joan T Pereira, Homathevi Rahman, Suzana Sabran, Anati Sawang, Rachel M Schwallier, Phyau-Soon Shim, Harry Smit, Nicolien Sol, Maipul Spait, Michael Stech, Frank Stokvis, John B Sugau, Monica Suleiman, Sukaibin Sumail, Daniel C Thomas, Jan van Tol, Fred Y Y Tuh, Bakhtiar E Yahya, Jamili Nais, Rimi Repin, Maklarin Lakim, Menno Schilthuizen: Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. Nature 524, no. 7565 (2015): 347-350.
  • Neupane, S., Dessein, S. Wikstorm, N., Lewis, P. O., Long, Chunlin, Bremer, B., & Motley, T. J. 2015. The Hedyotis-Oldenlandia complex (Rubiaceae: Spermacoceae) in Asia and the Pacific: phylogeny revisited with new generic combinations. Taxon 64 (2): 299-322.
  • Wikstorm, N.,Neupane, S., Karehed, J., Motley, T. J., & Bremer, B. 2013. Phylogeny of Hedyotis L. (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae): Redefining a Complex Asian-Pacific Assemblage. Taxon 62 (2): 357-374.
  • Neupane, S., Dessein, S, Motley, T. J. 2009. The Hedyotis-Oldenlandia-Kohautia complex (Rubiaceae) in Nepal: A study of fruit, seed and pollen characters and their taxonomic significance. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66: 371-390.