Gina Misra


Research scientist at Blue Marble Space Institute of Science ( and Editor-in-Chief of Sciworthy (


Research Interests

Produce food safety, microgreen nutrition, bioregenerative life support systems, sustainable agriculture, plants in microgravity, food science, science communication

Other interests

Philosophy of science, political psychology, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, curiosity, and online learning. I’m also a musician.

Scientific Publications

Below is a complete list of my peer-reviewed publications. Name changed from Riggio to Misra in 2020.



Learn and Grow Sustainably: A Lesson Plan Series for Grades 3-5

This lesson plan is designed for the GreenSpace Sunflower Grow Kit. The purpose of Learn and Grow Sustainably is to teach students of all ages to appreciate the interaction between humans, plants, and the environment. Learn more here.

SEO Content

Selected articles from when I wrote SEO content for health and science websites


University of Arkansas, 2020

Cell and Molecular Biology, Master of Science (MS)

Thesis: Food Safety Risk in an Indoor Microgreen Cultivation System.


Penn State University, 2005

Nutrition, Bachelor of Science (BS)