Cody Markelz

Co-Founder and VP of Genomics

Rev Genomics

Former Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

I am interested in plants and computers.


Degree Field Institution Year(s) Advisor
Ph.D. Plant Biology University of Illinois 2007 - 2012 Andrew Leakey
B.S. Integrative Biology University of Illinois 2003 - 2007 Don Ort


  • Markelz RJC, Covington MF, Brock MT, Devisetty UK, Kliebenstein DJ, et al. (2017). Using RNA-Seq for Genomic Scaffold Placement, Correcting Assemblies, and Genetic Map Creation in a Common Brassica rapa Mapping Population. G3 (Bethesda) 7(7): 2259-2270. PubMed G3 (Bethesda)

  • Baker RL, Leong WF, Brock MT, Markelz RJ, Covington MF, et al. (2015). Modeling development and quantitative trait mapping reveal independent genetic modules for leaf size and shape. New Phytol. PubMed New Phytol PDF

  • Markelz RJ, Lai LX, Vosseler LN, Leakey AD (2014). Transcriptional reprogramming and stimulation of leaf respiration by elevated CO2 concentration is diminished, but not eliminated, under limiting nitrogen supply. Plant Cell Environ 37(4): 886-98. PubMed Plant Cell Environ PDF

  • Markelz RJ, Vosseller LN, Leakey AD (2014). Developmental stage specificity of transcriptional, biochemical and CO2 efflux responses of leaf dark respiration to growth of Arabidopsis thaliana at elevated [CO2]. Plant Cell Environ 37(11): 2542-52. PubMed Plant Cell Environ PDF

  • Hussain MZ, Vanloocke A, Siebers MH, Ruiz-Vera UM, Cody Markelz RJ, et al. (2013). Future carbon dioxide concentration decreases canopy evapotranspiration and soil water depletion by field-grown maize. Glob Chang Biol 19(5): 1572-84. PubMed Glob Chang Biol PDF

  • Gillespie KM, Xu F, Richter KT, McGrath JM, Markelz RJ, et al. (2012). Greater antioxidant and respiratory metabolism in field-grown soybean exposed to elevated O3 under both ambient and elevated CO2. Plant Cell Environ 35(1): 169-84. PubMed Plant Cell Environ PDF

  • Walters KR Jr, Rupassara SI, Markelz RJ, Leakey AD, Muir WM, et al. (2012). Methamphetamine causes anorexia in Drosophila melanogaster, exhausting metabolic reserves and contributing to mortality. J Toxicol Sci 37(4): 773-90. PubMed PDF

  • Markelz RJ, Strellner RS, Leakey AD (2011). Impairment of C(4) photosynthesis by drought is exacerbated by limiting nitrogen and ameliorated by elevated [CO(2)] in maize. J Exp Bot 62(9): 3235-46. PubMed J Exp Bot PDF