Todd Mockler, Ph.D.

The goal of Todd’s research is to elucidate the means to predict plant performance, responses and behaviors from genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic data across a range of environments. Achieving this goal requires developing new computational tools, predictive algorithms, modeling approaches, development of monocot-focused experimental tools, and a high-throughput digital phenotyping platform.

Todd Mockler

Todd is a Member and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Distinguished Investigator.  Prior to joining the Danforth Center in 2011, he was Associate Professor at Oregon State University. He was also a member of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (part of the Computational and Genome Biology Initiative) and a member of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of California – Los Angeles and his B.A. in Molecular Biology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Todd was a postdoctoral associate at the Salk Institute in LaJolla, California.

Research Team

Erica Agnew, Administrative Lab Manager

Jennifer Arp, Post-doctoral Associate

Logan Duncan, Lab Technician

Abigail Eaker, Lab Technician

Scott Lee, Post-doctoral Associate

Zongyang Li, Senior Computational Scientist

Robert Lowery, Lab Technician

Darren O'Brien, Lab Technician

Philip Ozersky, Bioinformatician and Database Developer

Josh Rosnow, Post-doctoral Associate

Nadia Shakoor, Senior Research Scientist

Natalie Spies, Lab Assistant

Deaven Sronce, Lab Assistant

Zhonghui Wang, Lab Technician

Sarit Weissmann, Research Scientist

Madeline Wiechert, Senior Lab Technician