Speakers: Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, PhD

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, PhD

Associate Professor, Agronomy & Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Chair, Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Iowa State University


Dr. Lawrence-Dill has devoted over 20 years to developing computational systems/solutions that support the plant research community. Her work enables the use of existing and emerging knowledge to establish common standards and methods for data collection, integration, and sharing. Such efforts help to eliminate redundancy and improve the efficiency of current and future projects, and increase the availability of data and data analysis tools for plant biologists working in diverse crops around the world. Recent efforts have focused on building the area of predictive plant phenomics. Examples include service as a founding member of the North American Plant Phenotyping Network and creation of an NSF-funded research traineeship (NRT) program that combines principles of plant biology, engineering, and computer science.