Kristina Rogers-Szuma

Kristina Rogers-Szuma

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa
Expertise: Organic Chemistry
Employer: BASF Plant Science, L.C.

Kristina is the Analytical Chemistry Manager for the Field Development team at BASF Plant Science in Ames, IA.  She is responsible for leading communication across a broad range of operational and project stakeholder groups to secure resources for, plan, and execute high-throughput field-sample handling and wet-chemistry laboratory activities, including those following GLP guidelines. Work occurs within a highly-interactive global network of people and laboratories.

Kristina earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (Fungal Natural Products) at the University of Iowa in 2011. During her time at the University of Iowa, she served in active roles in the Graduate Student Senate (President, Jakobsen Conference Co-Chair), Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, and the Graduate Council. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Bradley University (Peoria, IL) in 2005.

Previously, Kristina worked for Kemin Human Nutrition and Health in Des Moines, IA, and the Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), USDA, ARS in Peoria, IL.