James Schnable

James Schnable

E-mail: schnable@unl.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Associate Professor



James Schnable is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture at the University of Nebraska Lincoln where his work focuses on maize and sorghum genomics, genetics, and genotype by environment interaction. 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. Students in the Schnable Lab collaborate closely with faculty in statistics, computer science, or engineering. Schnable has helped found three startups commercializing bioinformatic, quantitative genetic, or digital agricultural technologies. His research is currently supported by the US Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Nebraska Corn Growers.

In the past 5 years he has published 52 papers in peer reviewed journals including Science, Genome Research, The Plant Cell, Genome Biology, Annual Review of Plant Biology, and Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and holds an h-index of 25. He is the 2018 recipient of the Marcus Rhoades Award for Maize Genetics, and the 2019 recipient of the NAPPN Early Career Award and ASPB Early Career Award