Ivan Baxter, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Email ibaxter@danforthcenter.org
Phone 314-587-1438
Address Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Website Baxter Laboratory


BA, Chemistry, Goucher College
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute


Ivan Baxter 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.