Kris Niyogi

University of California, Berkeley

Krishna Niyogi is an HHMI Investigator and Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC-Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His lab uses unicellular algae and plants as experimental organisms to study how photosynthesis is regulated and how it might be improved to help meet the world’s needs for food and fuel. He joined the faculty at UC-Berkeley in 1997 after graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and MIT and postdoctoral training at the Carnegie Institution. He teaches undergraduate courses in General Biology and Algal Biology and a graduate course in Plant and Microbial Photosynthesis.

Tuesday July 20

Symposium II: Crop productivity in a changing world

The productivity of our major staple crops needs to increase to meet future demand. However, the different environments in which these crop plants grow are changing. This symposium will cover research into the factors that impact crop productivity and diverse approaches to increase and sustain productivity in a changing world.