Blake Meyers, Ph.D.

The combination of talent and infrastructure here enables us to develop better products that preserve the environment, and better food products that help people living in the U.S. and in the developing world.

Monday, 16 September 2019

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center scientists snag $9M in funding to advance cutting-edge research

Danforth Center scientists have recently garnered more than $9 million in grant funding to support a variety of projects and a prestigious fellowship. Read the article to learn more about the exciting research that will take place.
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Monday, 11 February 2019

New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants

Previously, this pathway was thought to be present only in grasses.
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Friday, 09 November 2018

(University of Missouri) Building a Bridge to Success

MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Meet the New Principal Investigators at the Danforth Center

Strategic New Hires Strengthen Research, Education and Expertise
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Friday, 14 September 2018

(Agri-Pulse) Farm Hands on the Potomac - House aide Pam Miller moves to Food and Nutrition Service

Danforth Center adds New Joint Faculty Members
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Friday, 31 August 2018

Danforth Center Selected to Participate in NSF’s “10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life” Research Effort

Awards will help researchers determine the relationship between genes and their functions in organisms
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Thursday, 30 August 2018

NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops’ Resilience to Higher Temperatures

Research addresses concerns about reduced harvests of corn and other cereal grasses
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

(MU Undergraduate Research) Planting a Seed

Senior biological sciences major Alex McClelland sees a lot more than green leaves when looking at a plant; he sees a living, complex organism with habits and functions similar to those of a human being.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards from American Society of Plant Biologists

Blake Meyers is the 2017 Recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award
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Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Danforth Center Hosts the 18th Annual Fall Symposium “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement”

Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment. 
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Cutting Edge Plant Technology Inspires the Danforth Center's Fall Symposium

The event will focus on Genetics and Genomics approaches to enhance crop productivity.
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ask a Postdoc: Alex Harkess

Alex Harkess, National Science Foundation Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Blake Meyer’s Lab answers a few questions about his research and life at the Danforth Center as a postdoc.
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mizzou and Danforth Center Leaders to be Featured at the Conversations Program

Let’s Talk About… People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection 
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Conversations Event to Highlight Partnership Between the Danforth Center and Mizzou

Let's Talk About...People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing

Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Danforth Center Kicks Off a Week of Activities to Celebrate the Expansion

Follow along on Twitter with #NewWing this week as we commemorate the opening of the William H. Danforth Wing.
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Monday, 04 April 2016

(People Behind the Science) Dr. Blake Meyers: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants

The focus of Blake’s research is on small RNAs in plants. His lab studies how RNAs are used to regulate the complex machinery of cells, particularly in the context of plant reproductive biology.
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Monday, 14 March 2016

(University of Missouri CAFNR News) Building a Bridge

In his new role, Blake Meyers will be collaborating on plant science research with colleagues both at MU and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region

Welcome to the team, Blake Meyers!
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Friday, 18 December 2015

(The Columbia Daily Tribune) Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, MU Hire First of 4 in Joint Faculty Initiative

The University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis has hired the first of four joint faculty members in a program aimed to attract scientists focused on plant science and agriculture innovation.
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