Kevin Cox: Plant Direct First Author

Kevin L. Cox Jr., a post-doctoral associate in the Blake Meyers Lab at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, poses for a portrait on Friday, July 19, 2019 in Creve Coeur, Mo. (Whitney Curtis/Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2019)

Kevin Cox, first author of “Automated imaging of duckweed growth and development”

Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO

Education: B.S. from University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Non-scientific Interests: Spending time with family, Playing/watching sports, Streaming video games on Twitch, Watching anime

Brief bio: I’m a HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center conducting research in the lab of Dr. Blake Meyers. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis before attending Texas A&M University to pursue my Ph.D. in Plant Pathology. I was mentored by Dr. Libo Shan, where I studied the molecular mechanisms of bacterial blight of cotton. My postdoctoral work involves using spatial and single-cell biology to study plant-microbe interactions in Arabidopsis and meristem development in duckweed.