Chris Topp, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 314-587-1401
Address Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Website Chris Topp at Danforth Center


BS, Genetics, University of Georgia
PhD, Plant Biology, University of Georgia


Chris’s current research interests are subterranean phenotyping and characterizing the environmental and genetic factors that condition root growth. As a postdoctoral scholar, he led the development of a high-throughput 3D root imaging and analysis pipeline, and applied it to map regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture. Long-term, he aims to understand how genotype directs phenotype for agriculturally important traits.