Ivan Baxter, Ph.D.

Ivan’s research uses high-throughput elemental profiling to measure the elemental composition of plant tissues including soybean seeds and corn kernels. These data are used to perform genetics and modeling to understand how the interactions of elements, genes and the
environment determine the elemental composition of plants
and allow plants to adapt to different environments.

Monday, 02 October 2017

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize photosynthesis and water use efficiency
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Analysis Linking Field and Controlled Environments Reveals Key Traits Controlling Height

Discovery could help improve yield in food and bioenergy crops
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Monday, 11 July 2016

Crop Roots Enact Austerity Measures During Drought to Bank Water

With a growing world population and a changing climate, understanding how agriculturally important plants respond to drought is crucial.
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Monday, 13 June 2016

United States Golf Association Taps Danforth Center To Improve Course Sustainability

Research will advance the development of salt-tolerant turf varieties.
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Danforth Center Intern Given Botanical Society of America’s 2016 Young Botanist Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Valls on her recent award!
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center’s new growth center puts plants in the spotlight

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has opened a new phenotyping facility that’s a growth chamber capable of taking continuous pictures of plants.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

(BiofuelsDigest) Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields during times of drought?

Jim Lane | July 25, 2012 Can new computational power, souped-up genetic knowledge and fresh algorithms usher in a new era in crop yields, and resistance to disease and drought? Will a new model plant revolutionize energy grasses and food crops, and ...
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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

(St. Louis Beacon) Danforth researchers will do more than watch the grass grow with new DOE grant

In InnovationSTL, ByDavid Baugher, special to the Beacon 7:55 am on Tue, 07.24.12 If, amid this summer’s sweltering heat and parching lack of rain, there was one ironic thought that might sum up the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s latest gr ...
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

(KSDK/Channel 5 News-NBC) Drought resistant crop study

Drought resistant crops will be the focus of a new studybeing conducted by researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to the Danforth Center and collaborators at ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

(St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study

BY TIM BRYANTstltoday.com | Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 4:11 pm The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among five recipients of a $12.1 million federal grant to develop drought-tolerant grass as a sustainable source of biofuel. Developing bi ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Plant Science Center gets $12 million grant to study bioenergy crops

St. Louis Business Journal by Matthew Hibbard, Reporter Date: Monday, July 16, 2012, 11:26am CDT The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Latest from The Business Journals 7 Questions with Jim McKelvey of Square I ...
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Monday, 16 July 2012

Danforth Plant Science Center Awarded $12 million to Study Drought as part of the effort to Develop Next Generation Bioenergy Grasses

Grant supports expansion of research at the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels   ST. LOUIS, MO, July 16, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a five year, $12.1 million grant to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Cen ...
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Monday, 18 June 2012

New Paper in PLoS ONE

Our most recent paper was just published in PLoS ONE. "Biodiversity of Mineral Nutrient and Trace Element Accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana" is our first installment of all the association panel data that we have generated.  It looks at the correc ...
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Wednesday, 09 November 2011

Postdoctoral position open in the Baxter lab

We are looking for a postdoc to join the lab to work on the Maize NAM Ionomics project.  Here is the ad: Postdoctoral Associate Date Posted11/9/2011 DescriptionThe Baxter Lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is recruiting an enthusiastic ...
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

2nd Plant Cell paper published

The second of two papers in Plant Cell in the last month has just been published.  the both describe genes that we cloned from the original Lahner et al. ionomics screen. This one is "Sphingolipids in the Root Play an Important Role in Regulating t ...
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Saturday, 05 March 2011

New Paper in PLosONE

Anthony Becker was an undergraduate summer intern in the lab as part of the  Danforth Center NSF-REU program. He did a great job learning how to code in R and the basics of mapping genetics.  Tony worked to apply methods developed to map genes using ...
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Monday, 28 February 2011

New lab members

  A belated welcome to our new lab members: Jennie Hard is working on the algae project, and has already made a great impact. Appropriately for a member of an ionomics lab, in her spare time, Jennie plays in a (folk) Metal band. Greg Ziegler has joi ...
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