provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

Zentner, Michael

Associate Director
Purdue University
Michael is co-PI of the SGCI, leading the Incubator effort.  Michael is also a Senior Research Scientist and Director of HUBzero┬« Platform for Science and Engineering, co-PI on the project (a science gateway serving over 1.4 million visitors annually), and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Purdue Foundry. Michael has previously been a technology company founder or senior team member for 18 years, has worked extensively to apply research in industry, and currently oversees the development and deployment of the HUBzero┬« science gateway platform, a self-sustaining business unit comprised of 25 full time professionals at Purdue University.