Malia Gehan, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 314-587-1420
Address Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Websites Gehan Lab
Malia Gehan at the Danforth Center


BA, Biology, Willamette University
PhD, Plant Biology, Michigan State University


The Gehan lab focuses on mining natural variation for improved resistance to temperature stress, which will help to improve crops, and move towards answering how plants perceive temperature. To measure natural variation in temperature stress resistance, the Gehan lab develops computational tools that can quickly and accurately measure plant traits (phenotype) over time.