College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Giving Opportunities

The Maxine J. Elliot Chair II


This fund supports two unrestricted faculty chairs at the University of California, Berkeley, one of which is currently held by Professor Brian J. Staskawicz of Plant & Microbial Biology.

Prof. Staskawicz researches the molecular basis of plant disease resistance. His lab uses several model systems to clone genes that specify plant disease resistance.

All gifts to CNR are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


Prof. Brian Staskawicz of PMB is the current Elliot chairholder.