About Us


For general information, please call us at our lab, 573-882-5596.



Dr. Lloyd W. Sumner
Professor of Biochemistry

The research focus of the Sumner lab is the development, integration and application of large-scale biochemical profiling of metabolites, proteins, and transcripts (metabolomics, proteomics and transcriptomics) for gene discovery; especially related to plant natural products/specialized metabolism. He also applies these integrated omics technologies in a collaborative manner to better understand the biochemistry and physiology of other plant, animal and microbial systems.

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Assistant Director

Dr. Zhentian Lei
Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Lei is the assistant director of the Metabolomics Center and assistant research professor of biochemistry at the University of Missouri. His education includes a doctorate in wood chemistry from Virginia Tech University in 2002, and a bachelor of science degree in forest products chemistry from Nanjing Forestry University in 1986. His research interests are centered on metabolomics protocol and technology development and its application in the field of agriculture, plant, animal and medicine sciences.

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Research Associates



Research Technician

Dr. Barbara Sumner


Directions To Our Facilities

We are located in 243 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center