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Chris J. Meyer


Science Editor


PhD in Plant Biology, 2010. University of Waterloo, Canada. Dissertation: Exodermal function and suberin chemistry.
BSc (Hons.) in Biology (plant biology specialization), 2004. University of Waterloo, Canada.


Undergrad Lab Coordinator (Botany), University of Guelph, 2013–present.
Mentor & Liaison, Planting Science (student outreach program), 2017–present.
Undergrad Lab Demonstrator, Brock University, 2011–2013.
Sessional Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2008–2011.
PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo, 2005–2010.
Research Assistant, Universities of Waterloo & Bayreuth, Germany, 2003–2004.
Research Assistant, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Harrow & Guelph, 2001–2003.


Meyer CJ, Peterson CA. 2013. Structure and function of three suberized cell layers: epidermis, exodermis, and endodermis. In: Plant Roots: The Hidden Half, 4th Ed. CRC Press.
Meyer CJ, Peterson CA, Bernards MA. 2011. Spatial and temporal deposition of suberin during maturation of the onion root exodermis. Botany 89: 119–131.
Meyer CJ, Peterson CA. 2011. Casparian bands occur in the periderm of Pelargonium hortorum stem and root. Annals of Botany 107: 591–598.
Meyer CJ, Peterson CA, Bernards MA. 2011. A comparison of suberin monomers from the multiseriate exodermis of Iris germanica during maturation under differing growth conditions. Planta 233: 773–786.
Meyer CJ, Peterson CA, Steudle E. 2011. Permeability of Iris germanica’s multiseriate exodermis to water, NaCl and ethanol. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 1911–1926.
Meyer CJ, Seago JL, Peterson CA. 2009. Environmental effects on the maturation of the endodermis and multiseriate exodermis of Iris germanica roots. Annals of Botany 103: 687-702.
Shao S, Meyer CJ, Ma F, Peterson CA, Bernards MA. 2007. The outermost cuticle of soybean seeds: chemical composition and function during imbibition. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 1071–1082.
Meyer CJ, Steudle E, Peterson CA. 2007. Patterns and kinetics of water uptake by soybean seeds. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 717–732.