The Department maintains nearby greenhouses, crop fields and other facilities for scientific research. (Photo by Queena Xu)
Plant Biology at UC Berkeley
Plants are critical to every facet of life and the exploration and discovery in plant research is of paramount importance to civilization. The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology is at the forefront of that research. Our faculty boasts the world's best when it comes to plant-microbe interactions, plant structure and plants for use in feeding the world, biofuels and more.