A Look into Plant DNA Analysis at the Schnable Lab in Nebraska



As our population grows and climate changes, the importance of creating high-yield crops to feed the world increases.

Join us as we get to know the Schnable Lab, based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, about their efforts to isolate DNA from available plant material to create sturdier and higher-yielding food crops.

Their research interests include:

  • Comparative functional genomics
  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • Quantitative genetics

Learn more about AG AND FOOD SCIENCE genetic research.

Psomagen has performed sequencing for many of the lab’s projects including this recently published paper:

Kinetic variation in grass phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylases provides opportunity to enhance C4 photosynthetic efficiency

In This Video

Dr. James Schnable headshot
Dr. James Schnable
Associate Professor and Gardner Professor of Maize Quantitative Genetics
University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Dr. Guangchao Sun headshot
Dr. Guangchao Sun
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Jon Turkus headshot
John Turkus
Lab Technician
University of Nebraska-Lincoln