Rex Nelson

Rex Nelson is the current Curator of the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Soybean Genetics and Genomics Database, SoyBase ( He received his Doctorate in Microbiology from the University of South Florida. He served Post Doctoral appointments at the Saint Louis University E. A. Doisey Department of Biochemistry in St. Louis, MO and with the USDA-ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit in Ames, IA.  He became SoyBase Curator in 2019. Dr. Nelson is a member of organizations such as the AgBioData Consortium, Sigma Xi Honor Society and the International Society for Biocuration