Annual Systematics Symposium
Annual Systematics Symposium

The Symposium will be held at the Danforth Center Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. It will continue at the Missouri Botanical Garden Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. For the most up-to-date information, please follow us on Facebook & Twitter@DanforthCenter.



Lisa Ainsworth, Ph.D., USDA ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Research Scientist and Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO

Asaph Cousins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

José Dinneny, Ph.D., Staff Member, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA

Erika Edwards, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI

Malia Gehan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Todd Mockler’s Lab, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO

N. Michele Holbrook, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Marc Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO

Michael Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Chris Oakley, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

David Salt, Ph.D., Professor and Sixth Century Chair of Plant Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Erin Tripp, Ph.D., Curator of Botany, Museum of Natural History, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

John Willis, Ph.D., Professor, Duke University Biology Department, Durham, NC

Adam Wilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change, Geography Department, University of Buffalo, NY
For information about visiting Missouri Botanical Garden for research related activities please review our Visitor's Guide.

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Many of the past Systematics Symposia are available for purchase from Missouri Botanical Garden Press. For a list of the available symposia and their prices, see the web page at or contact or write to: 

MBG Press
Missouri Botanical Garden
PO Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

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