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 data science. 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 Data Science Core Facility.

  • Director, Data Science 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

Noah Fahlgren
Director and Principal Investigator
  Josh Rothhaupt
  Haley Schuhl
Computational Scientist
  Wenxiao Zhan
Computational Scientist
  Seth Polydore
Postdoctoral Associate