Plant Biology: Faculty

Barbara Baker

Adjunct Professor
Plant Innate Immunity

Associate Professor
Evolutionary Processes
Professor Steven Brenner

Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology
Computational Biology, Genomics, Protein Function Prediction
Thomas D. Bruns, Microbiology, UC Berkeley

Professor Emeritus
Fungal Ecology

Professor Emeritus
Redox Regulation, Cereal Improvement
Devin Coleman-Derr

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Abiotic stress response and plant growth promoting microbial communities
Lewis J. Feldman

Professor of Plant Biology and Executive Director, UC Botanical Garden
Plant and Root Development

Professor Emeritus
DNA Demethylation, Gene Imprinting
Jennifer Fletcher

Adjunct Professor
Plant Stem Cells, Developmental Signaling
Michael Freeling

Evolutionary History of Plants

Adjunct Professor / Senior Scientist / Program Head
Fungal and Algal Genomics, Computational Biology

Assistant Professor
Plant Immunity and Cell Biology
Sarah C. Hake

Adjunct Professor Emerita
Plant Development and Plant Architecture
Frank Harmon

Adjunct Associate Professor
Circadian Clock
Andrew O. Jackson

Professor Emeritus
Molecular genetics and cell biology of plus and minus strand RNA plant viruses
Russell Jones

Professor Emeritus
Plant Signaling

Assistant Professor
Genomics and Innate Immune systems

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Peggy G. Lemaux

Professor of Cooperative Extension
Crop Genetic Improvement via Engineering and Editing

Adjunct Associate Professor
Plant Disease and Immunity
Sheng Luan

Chancellor's Professor and Chair, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
Plant Responses to the Environment
photo of Sheila McCormick

Adjunct Professor Emerita
Pollen, Plant Fertilization
Professor Anastasios Melis

The Kase / Tsujimoto Professor of Plant & Microbial Biology
Photosynthesis, Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Bioenergy Research

Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology
Krishna K. Niyogi

Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology
Regulation of Photosynthesis and Photoprotection
Peter Quail

Professor Emeritus
Light Signaling in Plants, Solar Energy Capture Optimization
Henrik Vibe Scheller

Adjunct Professor
Renewable Energy, Plant Cell Walls

Assistant Professor
Synthetic Biology, Plant Metabolism, Microbial Evolution
Chris R. Somerville

Professor Emeritus
University - Industry Collaborations
Shauna Somerville

Professor Emerita
Plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of host defense; cell wall integrity sensing

Maxine J. Elliot Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology
Plant Immunity
Z. Renee Sung

Professor Emeritus
Plant Growth and Development
John Vogel

Adjunct Professor
Grass Biology
Mary C. Wildermuth, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology
Plant-Microbe Interactions

Assistant Professor
Plant epigenetics and cell identity

Professor Emerita
Type IV secretion in bacteria and cell-to-cell transport in plants