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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Rising Temperatures May Safeguard Crop Nutrition as Climate Changes

Hotter temperatures may offset the negative effects of higher carbon dioxide levels on seed quality, according to a two-year soybean field study.
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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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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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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, 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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