Keith E. Duncan: Plant Physiology First Author

Keith E. Duncan, first author of “X-ray microscopy enables multiscale high-resolution 3D imaging of plant cells, tissues, and organs”

Current Position: Research Scientist in Chris Topp’s lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and Director of X-ray Imaging Facility

Education: BS in Biology, MS in Plant Pathology; MEd in Science Education

Non-scientific Interests: Sport-touring motorcycles, travel, reading, whiskey tasting

Brief bio: I was a research scientist in Rick Howard’s microscopy and imaging lab for 25 years at the DuPont Experimental Station, studying plant-microbe interactions with light, fluorescence, laser, and electron microscopies. After moving to St. Louis in 2016, I joined Chris Topp’s lab at the Danforth Plant Science Center and now manage the X-ray imaging facility. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to apply my years of plant-specific imaging experience to the two high resolution X-ray tomography instruments in our facility, while working alongside some of the leading plant scientists in the world.