Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Craig Schenck
Craig Schenck, first author of Role of Cytosolic, Tyrosine-Insensitive Prephenate Dehydrogenase in Medicago truncatula
Current Position: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Education: B.S. Plant Biology, Ohio, University; M.S. Molecular Biology, Ohio, University; Ph.D. Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Non-scientific Interests: running, gardening, and my family
Brief bio: Craig is currently an NSF postdoctoral research fellow working with Rob Last in the Biochemistry Department at Michigan State University. He is interested in metabolic innovations that facilitate structurally diverse plant metabolites and their roles in plants. He uses phylogenetics and biochemistry to understand the evolution of plant chemical diversity.