Dr. Chris Somerville
Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy
A professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and the Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute, Dr. Somerville is an award-winning author of more than 200 scientific papers on plant and microbial genetics, genomics, biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology. His current research is focused on characterizing the proteins implicated in plant cell wall synthesis and modification. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada.
- UC Berkeley