Rebecca Bart,


Interim Vice President for Research, Member and Principal Investigator

Becky Bart is the Interim Vice President for Research and is a Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, where her research focuses on the complicated interactions between plants, microbes, and the environment. She also serves as the Director of the Subterranean Influences on Carbon and Nitrogen (SINC) Center, where she and her colleagues are working to improve the sustainability of agriculture. Becky received a B.A. from Reed College, her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and was a NIFA postdoctoral scholar at the University of California. She received the Innovation Award from the St. Louis Academy of Sciences in 2019 and was a featured speaker at South by Southwest in 2023.