Nathan D. Miller

Assistant Scientist

Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

phone: 608-239-3683



Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin 2008
M.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin 2005
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Wisconsin 2002

Publications *indicates joint first authorship

Miller ND, Durham Brooks TL, Assadi AH, Spalding EP ( ) Detection of a gravitropism phenotype in glutamate receptor-like 3.3 mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana using machine vision and computation. (revision submitted)

Monshausen GB*, Miller ND*, Murphy A, Gilroy S ( ) Ca2+-dependent signaling links auxin to tropic responses in plants. (submitted)

Durham Brooks TL, Elwell AL, Gronwall DS, Miller ND, Spalding EP ( ) Separating parental environment from seed-size effects on next generation growth and development in Arabidopsis. (submitted)

Durham Brooks TL*, Miller ND*, Spalding EP (2010) Plasticity of Arabidopsis root gravitropism throughout a multi-dimensional condition space quantified by automated image analysis. Plant Physiology 152: 206-216

Lewis DR, Miller ND, Splitt BL, Wu G, Spalding EP (2007) Separating the roles of acropetal and basipetal auxin transport on gravitropism with mutations in two Arabidopsis Multidrug Resistance-like ABC transporter genes. The Plant Cell 19: 1838-1850

Miller ND, Parks BM, Spalding EP (2007) Computer-vision analysis of seedling responses to light and gravity. The Plant Journal 52: 374-381

Industry Experience

EchoMetrix LLC, Madison, WI
Chief software engineer, Jan 2009-present

Datex-Ohmeda, Madison, WI
Internship, January 2002-May 2002

NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Co-op, August 2000-December 2000

Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA
Internship, May 2000-August 2000

Teaching, Service and Mentoring Experience

Teaching Assistant, BME 615
University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 2008-December 2008

PEOPLE Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Instructor, June 2007-July 2007 and June 2008-July 2008

Jack Yates High School, Houston, TX
Tutor, August 2000-December 2000

MATC, Madison, WI
Guest lecturer, October 2007

Shawano High School, Shawano, WI
Instructor, June 1996-August 1999

Invited Talks

2009: Workshop on Imaging for High Throughput Phenotyping, Duke University

2009: Danforth Center Fall Symposium, St. Louis

2009: A Computer Vision Aided Study of Arabidopsis Seedling Root Gravitropism, Botanical Society of America Conference, Snowbird, Utah

2008: Machine Vision for Plant Biology, Monsanto, St. Louis

2008: Integration of Mathematical and Biological Sciences Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007: Utilizing Computer Vision to monitor plant growth and development, Duke University

Professional Associations


2004-present: Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists.


Chief Software Engineer for EchoMetrix I am the chief software engineer EchoMetrix, a startup company located in Fitchburg. We are a software company which measures tissue properties in situ by analyzing movies of ultrasound recordings. My responsibilities include the design and implementation of the software and the execution of our patents. I have helped to develop new proprietary features that the company will be patenting.

Spalding Lab

Nathan Miller

I work primarily on the Phytomorph project.