Plant Sciences, MU Extension
122A Waters Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-
B.S., Plant Sciences, University of Missouri
Ph.D., Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland
Mandy has been with the university since 2014 and is responsible for assisting with direction and focus of research and education programs related to weed management in Missouri. Much of her current focus pertains to weather analysis for pesticide applications. She has experience in both basic and applied science research. Prior to joining the university, Mandy studied plant molecular genetics during her PhD work at the University of Maryland. She then studied soybean resistance to pathogens during her postdoctoral work with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Iowa State. University. In the same time frame, she was awarded a mass media fellowship to study science communication at Scientific American magazine. Her broad research training, communication education, and experiences growing up on a farm in central Missouri all contribute to her desire to assist in designing and conducting relevant research and clearly communicating those results.