Portrait of Simon Gilroy with a mustache and long hair.

Simon Gilroy

Researcher and Professor

Dr. Simon Gilroy is a Researcher and Professor in the Botany
Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works
extensively with NASA on understanding how plants grow on the
International Space Station and plans for using plants in life
support on planetary bases.

Dr. Gilroy’s research interests include plant cell biology, signal
transduction, lipid signaling, tip growth, and tropisms. He runs the
Gilroy Life Sciences Lab, dedicated to understanding, at a cellular
level, how plants sense and respond to their environment and how
these signals regulate plant development.

Dr. Gilroy earned his PhD from Edinburgh University.