Dr. Sarah MacDonald

Assistant Professor of Biology and Botany
Science Center Room 207

Sarah J. MacDonald received her B.S. in Plant Science from Purdue University in Sarah MacDonaldWest Lafayette, Indiana in 1999; and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Lansing Michigan in 2007. MacDonald is also a member of the American Association of Plant Biologists and the Missouri Native Plant Society.

Her research interests include phytoremediation of organic contaminants and genetic manipulation of plants for improved phytoremediation. She is also interested in using biotechnological approaches for the characterization and propagation of a variety of milkweed species for monarch butterfly and general pollinator restoration. Her teaching interests include the areas of biology, botany, plant taxonomy, dendrology and biochemistry.