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First of Four Joint University of Missouri/Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Researchers Hired

Today the University of Missouri (MU) and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced the hiring of the first joint researcher between the two institutions.

Dr. Blake Meyers, currently the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware, will be joining both MU and the Danforth Center. Dr. Meyers will be located at the Danforth Center in St Louis, but will have a faculty appointment in the Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, at MU.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Meyers to Missouri’s plant science community”, said Bob Sharp, director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) and professor of plant sciences. “Blake’s outstanding research and professional contributions will enhance our culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and integration in the plant sciences”. The IPG was established in 1981 and fosters cooperation among 60 research teams from multiple divisions and colleges across the MU campus. “The partnership with the Danforth Center will propel Missouri’s leadership in plant science research and education, and provide the next generations of plant science students with unique opportunities to address today’s and future challenges facing plant biology and agriculture.”

Dr. Meyers is the first hire as part of a joint initiative to attract four accomplished researchers in plant and crop science. All of the joint hires will have appointments at both institutions.

More information on Dr. Meyers’ hire and the joint initiative can be found at the links below:

Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
MU, Danforth Plant Science Center to Hire Four Joint Researchers