Chris Somerville#


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Email:crsomerville 'at' berkeley.edu
Membership Number:2162
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:csomerville
Homepage: http://pmb.berkeley.edu/profile/csomerville



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Arid Land Agriculture, Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-present Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy, UC Berkeley
  • 2007-present Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, UC Berkeley
  • 2007 Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
  • 2006-2011 Faculty Scientist, Physical Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 1994-2007 Director, Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Plant Biology
  • 1994-2008 Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Characterization of proteins implicated in plant cell-wall synthesis and modification
  • Plant and microbial genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 D.Sc. Michigan State University
  • 2010 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award
  • 2010 American Chemical Society Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award
  • 2006 Philomathia Endowed Chair, UC Berkeley
  • 2007 Fellow American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 2006 Balzan Prize
  • 2006 DSc., Guelph University
  • 2004 Fellow of AAAS
  • 2004 Genetics Society, Mendel Medal
  • 2004 Biochemical Society, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Medal
  • 2002 Academia Europaea
  • 2001 Kuhmo Award
  • 1998 D.Sc., Wageningen University
  • 1998-2001 Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow
  • 1997 D.Sc., University of Alberta
  • 1996 Elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 1993 D.Sc., Queens University
  • 1993 American Society of Plant Physiologists Gibbs Medal
  • 1993 Fellow of Royal Society of Canada
  • 1992 Humbolt Senior Research Award
  • 1991 Elected Fellow of Royal Society London
  • 1987 Schull Award, American Society of Plant Physiologists
  • 1984 National Science Foundation Young Presidential Investigator Award


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