Melissa Remley

Melissa Remley

Assistant Professor
School of Agriculture

Academic Interests

Plant and soil sciences with an emphasis in plant physiology and nutrition

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Cotton Inc. Postdoctoral Fellowship grant—Cotton seedling vigor and carbohydrate dynamics
  • Hamilton et al, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 2012, 35:4, 497-540
  • Blevins et al, Forage and Grazinglands, 2011, doi:10.1094/FG-2011-0221-02-RS.
  • Stacey et al. Plant Physiology, 2008, 146: 589-604
  • Research presentations at the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America National meetings
  • Outreach presentations to state- and region-wide organizations for middle and high school science teachers to promote the use of plant science in classrooms (collaboration with Deanna Lankford, University of Missouri)

Previous Experience

  • Teaching Assistant Professor—University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Fellow for Cotton Inc.
  • PhD in Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences from University of Missouri
  • M.S. in Plant Science from Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Horticulture from Missouri State University


East Moline, IL


  • Gardening
  • Canning
  • Learning to cook international cuisine
  • Hunting
  • Bike riding

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Engage and inspire students in their coursework and career development.
  • Develop a mineral nutrition research program that supports endeavors of the MSU School of Agriculture, such as grass-based beef production systems.

Life Outside the University

Attempting to keep up with my dog, friends, and family.


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