Areas of expertise
Genomics, microRNAs, bioinformatics, epigenetics.
Blake Meyers is a member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, and a Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He completed his BA degree at the University of Chicago and his MS and PhD degrees at the University of California, Davis. Previously, he was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. His research examines the roles of small RNAs, particularly in epigenetic regulation of gene expression, as well as microRNAs and their biogenesis, in various model and crop plants. Recent work has examined phased, small interfering RNAs, their evolution and biogenesis, and their roles in reproductive biology and in post-transcriptional controls. The Meyers lab also specializes in developing genomics tools and bioinformatics.
Plant Cell, Reviewing Editor (2008-); Editorial Board Member: Tropical Plant Biology (2007-), Rice (2007-), Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2010-).
Honor and awards include
ISI Highly Cited Researcher (2014, 2015); elected fellow of the AAAS (2012); Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor (2010-2015); elected member (2009-2013) and President (2012-2013) of the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee.