Dr. Courtney Leisner

B.Sc. The College of William and Mary (2007)
M.Sc. Washington State University (2009)
Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2014)
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Michigan State (2015-2018)
Assistant Professor Auburn University (2018)

I joined the faculty at Auburn University in 2018 in the Department of Biological Sciences. My research group works to understand plant responses to their environment, with an emphasis on abiotic stress imposed by future climate change and their impacts on plant nutritional quality in diverse cropping systems. The overarching theme of my research program is to investigate how our changing climate and associated annual weather patterns impact our ability to produce a sufficient quantity of nutritious food for a growing world population. When I am not doing science I love spending time with my two beagles, two young children and cooking!