James Schnable is an 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 holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of of California-Berkeley. 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.
In the past 5 years he has published 24 papers in peer reviewed journals including Genome Research, The Plant Cell, Genome Biology, Annual Review of Plant Biology, and Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and holds an H-index of 14. He is the founder or co-founder of two startups which using computational and statistical tools to address biological problems: Data2Bio and Dryland Genetics. Research in his lab is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association.