Dr. Fiehn earned his Ph.D in Chemistry at the Technical University Berlin, Germany. Before joining the faculty of UC Davis in the fall of 2004, Fiehn was Group Leader of Metabolic Analysis in the Department of Plant Molecular Physiology at the Max-Planck Institute in Potsdam, Germany. Dr. Fiehn joined the UC Davis Genome Center as the Faculty Leader for the Metabolomics Core and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology as an Associate Professor, gaining full professorship in 2009. The Fiehn Metabolomics research laboratory, member of the Genome Center, develops improved methods of analytical chemistry and bioinformatics to capture and utilize metabolomic data to understand which parts of larger biochemical networks respond to genetic perturbation or environmental stress.