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Contact Us

We are always available to talk about our programs, faculty and research. Potential applicants and others are encouraged to review the information below in order to connect with the right program or people. If you need additional information please call our front desk anytime at 510.642.9999 or email pmbdesk@berkeley.edu or stop by 111 Koshland Hall on the UC Berkeley campus from 8:30 am to noon and 1-5 pm Monday through Friday.

Information for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Student Advising

Office of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Natural Resources
260 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
Here is contact information for advisors for specific and undeclared majors:

Jennifer Halpert

Genetics & Plant Biology (GPB)
and  Microbial Biology (MB)
and Undeclared Students

Undergraduate Advisor
Jennifer Halpert

College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

260 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
Phone: (510) 642-4249


Make an appointment to meet with Jennifer Halpert: jhalpert.youcanbook.me

Ricky Vides

Microbial Biology (MB)
(continuing MB students only)

Undergraduate Advisor
Ricky Vides

College of Natural Resources
University of California, Berkeley
260 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
(510) 642-6730


Make an appointment to meet with Ricky Vides: rickyvides.youcanbook.me



Faculty Advisors

The Faculty Undergraduate Advisors are Associate Professors Mary Wildermuth for GPB and Arash Komeili for Microbiology. 

mary wildermuth

Mary Wildermuth, GPB advisor, has drop-in office hours available this semester and undergrads are invited to stop by:

4-5 pm
Koshland Hall #221


Arash Komeili can be contacted at komeili@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-2217 to schedule an appointment.




For detailed information about Admissions Procedures at UC Berkeley please visit the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Admission website.


Information for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Advising

Rocio Sanchez, Graduate Advisor
Rocío Sanchez
PMB Graduate Academic and Student Affairs
pat zambryskiPat Zambryski
Professor and Graduate Advisor
PMB Graduate Programs

General Information

Photo of Joanne Straley   
Joanne Straley
Department Manager
 Rachel Kallett
 Department Coordinator


General Questions

PMB Front Desk / Reception
Koshland Hall Conference Room Reservations: ipmb.berkeley.edu
General questions (projector rental, general information, parking permits, etc.) pmbdesk@berkeley.edu