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

Zongyang Li, Senior Computational Scientist

Robert Lowery, Lab Technician

Darren O'Brien, Lab Technician

Philip Ozersky, Bioinformatician and Database Developer

Nadia Shakoor, Senior Research Scientist

Natalie Elam, Lab Technician

Zhonghui Wang, Lab Technician

Sarit Weissmann, Research Scientist