Co-Investigator

David Mendoza Cozatl

E-mail: mendozacozatld@missouri.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Plant Biology
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia

Plant Biology, Model 1 leader, Impacts of stress on mineral uptake in plants

Susan Lever

E-mail: levers@missouri.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Radiochemistry
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia

Chemistry lead on Model 3, probe synthesis for radioimaging

Sunder Balasubramanian

E-mail: balasubramanians@lincolnu.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Outreach
Institution/Organization: Lincoln University

Lincoln University Campus Representative, lead outreach coordinator for Missouri PIC. Developing materials pertinent to plant imaging and phenotyping to be disseminated to K-12 teachers in Missouri, designing workshops that will be held in local and regional conferences organized by the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM) and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Yuan-Chuan Tai

E-mail: taiy@mir.wustl.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Phenomics & Imaging
Institution/Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Phenomics & Imaging, PET imaging of Plants. Co-Lead of Model 2, Co-Director of Radio-imaging Core, Organizer and Host of Radiotracer Imaging Workshop.

Silvia Jurisson

E-mail: jurissons@missouri.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Radiochemistry
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia

Radiochemistry core leader, Probe synthesis for radioimaging

David Braun

E-mail: braundm@missouri.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Plant Imaging Consortium
Project Component: Plant Biology
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia

Project lead for Model 4, Plant Biology Core, Impacts of stress on carbon translocation in plants. Working with Silvia Jurisson and Dave Robertson in Missouri on the 18F-sucrose labeling project, collaborating with Argelia Lorence and Fiona Goggin in Arkansas on high throughput phenotyping and measuring the contents of phloem sap via aphid stylectomy.

Cindy Encarnacion

E-mail: cencarna@slsc.org
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Missouri Transect
Project Component: Education and Outreach Team
Institution/Organization: Saint Louis Science Center

Cindy Encarnacion is the Saint Louis Science Center Senior Director of STEM Content. She supervises planning, concept development, and supervision of all exhibit development activities for the agriculture technology exhibits that will feature Missouri Transect research and technology.

Troy Sadler

E-mail: sadlert@missouri.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Missouri Transect
Project Component: Education and Outreach Team
Institution/Organization: University Of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Troy Sadler is Professor of Science Education at MU. He is an expert in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in science education. On the Missouri Transect project, he has developed the STEM education needs assessment survey, and will lead recruitment of students from underrepresented groups, workforce training programs and teacher professional development.

David Heise

E-mail: heised@lincolnu.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Missouri Transect
Project Component: Education and Outreach Team
Institution/Organization: Lincoln University

Dr. David Heise is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Technology & Mathematics at Lincoln University and teaches courses across the computer science and engineering curricula. He leads the LU Undergraduate Computational Intelligence Program, develops and teaches classes and seminars to prepare LU undergraduate students in computer science to contribute to the research goals of the Missouri Transect through summer research experience at Missouri Transect sites.

Roman Garnett

E-mail: garnett@wustl.edu
Missouri EPSCoR Award: Missouri Transect
Project Component: Cyberinfrastructure Team
Institution/Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Roman Garnett is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He has expertise in machine learning and is developing machine learning algorithms and applications to identify patterns and make predictions using Missouri Transect datasets (plant imaging and sensing, genomics, and climate).

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