Krishna K. NiyogiPrincipal Investigator
Krishna K. Niyogi is an HHMI Investigator, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, an Investigator at the Innovative Genomics Institute, and a Faculty Scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 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. His long-term research goals are to understand how photosynthetic energy conversion works, how it is regulated, and how it might be improved to help meet the world’s needs for food, fuel, and carbon sequestration to fight climate change. He teaches the genetics section of Bio1A (General Biology), upper-division lecture and lab courses on Algal Biology, and a graduate seminar course on Plant and Microbial Photosynthesis.