James Schnable grew up in Iowa, earned a BA in Biology from Cornell University in 2008 and a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California-Berkeley working in the lab of Professor Michael Freeling in 2012. His postdoctoral studies at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Beijing, China) were supported by a fellowship from the NSF Plant Genome Research Program. He currently holds the rank of assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and is affiliated with both the Center for Plant Science Innovation and the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative.
He has been a founder or co-founder in two midwest-based start-ups, Data2Bio, LLC which provides tunable genotyping by sequencing and breeding support services to clients in the public and private sectors, and Dryland Genetics, LLC which uses new quantitative breeding technologies to develop more productive crop varieties for growth under water limiting conditions.
In the past five years, he has published 21 peer reviewed papers, and holds an h-index of 14.
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