More About Morgan

Morgan is a Biologist whose research experience spans the study of life from the molecular to ecological scales. He received his PhD in Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2017. His research has investigated:

• Pathogenic and symbiotic relationships between plants and bacteria (University of Missouri-Columbia)

• Plant resistance gene function and potential to produce more resistant crops (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)

• Diagnosis and symptom progression of citrus greening disease (University of California-Riverside)

• Using living organisms to design sustainable ways to track and trace products through supply chains (Aanika Biosciences, Brooklyn, New York)

• Spatial data collection and analysis of threatened and endangered plants including seabeach amaranth (National Park Service, Sandy Hook Unit, New Jersey)

Morgan has given talks in Greece, South Korea, and Japan and has published his work in several journals including Science, PLOS Pathogens, and the Annual Review of Plant Biology. Morgan’s interests span both the sciences and humanities- he studied Literature at Lancaster University in the UK for a semester in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 2012 with a capstone entitled When “Loosely Based On” Becomes “New”: Defining the Limits of Adaptation in the Film Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s Novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.