Oliver Fiehn

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Molecular & Cellular Biology
UC Davis Genome Center

Offices and Labs

1313 Genome Center, 1st floor
1228 Genome Center


1997 PhD Analytical Chemistry Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1993 Diplom ~M.Sc. Chemistry Free University Berlin, Germany

Research Interests

Comprehensive analyis of regulation of metabolism

The Fiehn research laboratory develops improved methods in analytical chemistry and cheminformatics to capture and utilize metabolomic data, specifically in cancer metabolism, and other health-related projects.

Metabolomics is used both as discovery tool (including for biomarker research) and to discern mechanism in cellular regulations in health and disease.  We validate metabolic hypotheses using multiple other tools, including proteomics and genomics data sets as well as a variety of biological models on organismal, tissue or cellular levels.

For examples of our research, please follow our most recent papers on


2014 Molecular & Cellular Proteomics Lecture Award
2014 Metabolomics Society Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Phi Lambda Upsilon Rho –Chapter award, Lincoln, NE
2009 Distinguished Scientist Award, CCDG, Chicago
2006 ASUCD Excellence in Education - Finalist

Department and Center Affiliations

Molecular & Cellular Biology
UC Davis Genome Center


Metabolomics Society // American Society for Mass Spectrometry

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Food Science Graduate Group
AgCHEM: Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry


Genome Center Fiehn laboratory website
  • Laboratory manager: Mine Palazoglu
  • Cheminformatics and compound ID team leader: Tobias Kind, PhD (Project Scientist)
  • Novel technologies team leader: Tomas Cajka, PhD (Project Scientist)
  • WCMC Program Coordinator: Bill Wikoff, PhD (Project Scientist)
  • Software development team leader: Gert Wohlgemuth


BIS 103 Biochemistry (Winter)