Chris Topp

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Division of Plant Sciences

Assistant Member and Principal Investigator;

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of Georgia
B.S., Genetics, 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.