About Our Research

The Plant & Microbial Biology Department (PMB) engages in a wide variety of both fundamental and applied research.  

PMB is at the forefront of cutting-edge research. Our department includes world experts on plants, microbes, fungi, algae, photosynthesis, biofuels, virology and more.

Our professors maintain labs in a variety of locations including Koshland Hall, Li Ka Shing, the Energy Biosciences Institute, the Plant Gene Expression Center, the Joint Genome Institute and the Joint Bio Energy Institute.  Research labs provide opportunities for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

Find our faculty by the following research focus areas: