Noah Fahlgren, PH.D.

Keeping pace with growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber requires leveraging technologies to accelerate crop improvement. Advances in DNA sequencing, robotics, imaging, and computing provide us with unparalleled data on plants and their environment. We develop the computational tools and infrastructure needed to fully realize the potential of data-driven research on agriculture.

Noah Fahlgren

Noah earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Oregon State University where he worked with Dr. James Carrington to develop computational tools to analyze data on a genome-wide scale to elucidate the origin, evolution, and function of gene regulatory systems. Noah moved with the Carrington lab to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to develop a new core facility for bioinformatics. As a postdoctoral fellow, Noah continued to develop computational tools to build both genetic and phenotypic resources for potential biofuel crops such as camelina and sorghum. In 2015 Noah became the director of the Bioinformatics Core Facility.

  • Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 2015
  • USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 2011-2015
  • Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oregon State University, 2010
  • BS in Microbiology, Oregon State University, 2005

Research Team

Arash Abbasi, Postdoctoral Associate

Josh Rothhaupt, Bioinformatics Infrastructure Manager