Dr. Best is a research geneticist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. His research focuses on hormones that control plant architecture. He is specifically looking at how brassinosteroids and gibberlins influence plant height, leaf canopy, and inflorescence development in maize.
Dr. Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at MU. She is interested in the association of diets and nutrition with human disease development and prevention. Her current research focuses on the interaction of epigenetic mechanisms, gut microbiome and bioactive nutritive in breast cancer, obesity, and metabolic diseases.