Dr. Chris J. Meyer

Chris J. Meyer
Undergraduate Laboratory Coordinator
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Phone number: 
SSC 3507

Twitter: @BOT2100Lab

Dr. Chris Meyer - laboratory coordinator and self-professed plant geek - manages all aspects of botany teaching labs in MCB. His deep understanding of plants was initiated at the University of Waterloo, and has been shared with students at Wilfrid Laurier and Brock Universities, as well as in Germany and China. He joined the University of Guelph in 2013, where he continues to pique students' botanical curiosities with pragmatic hands-on experiences and inquiry-based learning.

When not inspiring students, Dr. Meyer can be found communing with plants in the Phytotron greenhouses and in his home gardens, or bicycling around Guelph in search of craft beer and coffee.

Laboratory teaching
BOT 2100 – Life Strategies of Plants
BOT 3310 – Plant Growth & Development
BOT 3410 – Plant Anatomy

Ph.D. – University of Waterloo, 2010
B.Sc. – University of Waterloo, 2005

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. 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. Spatial and temporal deposition of suberin during maturation of the onion root exodermis. Botany 89: 119-131.

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.