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Alexander Meyers

Alexander Meyer, portrait in lab
Post-Doctoral Researcher
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Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2020
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701

Bachelor of Science (Cum laude), Biochemistry, 2013
State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY 45701


An informatics-based approach to the resolution of the GPS mutants with Dr. Sarah Wyatt.

His research revolves around deciphering the molecular mechanisms plants use to sense and respond to gravity. Specifically, he uses omics and bioinformatics technologies to track physiological changes induced by the microgravity conditions of spaceflight. To date, he has taken part in three NASA-funded plant experiments that flew aboard the International Space Station. His postdoctoral work is focused on examining the post-transcriptional regulation induced by spaceflight conditions for an experiment called APEx-07. Outside the lab, Meyers also serves as the Vice Chair of the Early Career Plant Scientist Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists.

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Kruse, C.P.S., Meyers, A.D., Basu, P. et al. Spaceflight induces novel regulatory responses in Arabidopsis seedlings as revealed by combined proteomic and transcriptomic analyses. BMC Plant Biol 20, 237 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-020-02392-6