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.

The Baxter lab team includes people with diverse skills at all education levels from High School to Postdoc. In addition to Ionomics, our primary tools are bioinformatics and quantitative genetics, but we also do molecular biology, sequencing and other techniques. If you want to join this great group of people, look for openings here

Interested in doing graduate work in the Baxter lab? Check out the Plant and Microbial Biosciences and Computational and Systems Biology programs at Washington University in St. Louis and the Plant Sciences program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. 

Ivan Baxter 

Ivan Baxter received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute, and did his Post-doctoral work in Plant Bioinformatics/Ionomics at Purdue University and earned his bachelor of art’s degree in Chemistry from Goucher College. Ivan has adjunct status at both Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri, Columbia. 

Research Team

Alexandra Asaro 

Jennifer Barrett

Greg Ziegler

Allen Hubbard

Melissa Jurkowski

Lauren Whitt

Hui Jiang

Xiaoping Li

Tim Parker