Early in his career, Dr. Kramer’s research focus was the deformation of crumpled materials, and his work on crumpling noise was widely reported in the media. His current research applies biophysical and computer modeling techniques to plant growth and development. Examples include wood grain pattern formation and root system development. He has published more than 20 scientific papers, some with student coauthors, and received research grants from the NIH, NSF, and USDA. Before coming to Simon’s Rock, Dr. Kramer was a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University and a Visiting Professor at Williams College. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a visiting scholar at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also a member of the newly established Center for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) at Nottingham. BS with university honors, Carnegie-Mellon University; PhD,
University of Chicago.