Justin Borevitz obtained his PhD in 2002 from the University of California at San Diego with Joanne Chory studying Natural Variation in Arabidopsis light response. His postdoctoral research was with Joseph Ecker (2002-2004) at the Salk Institute focused on genomic diversity in Arabidopsis using tiling microarrays. He then started as assistant and associate professor in the Dept of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago (2004 until 2012). His research focused on Genome Wide Association Studies in Arabidopsis and next generation genotyping by sequencing in emerging model organisms. In 2012 He started at the ANU where current work is identifying the genetic basis of local adaptation to seasonal climates using Phenomic and Landscape Genomic approaches in plant model organisms and foundation species.