Kris Niyogi elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 03, 2016
Professor Niyogi

Krishna Niyogi, professor and chair of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, was one of six UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences today.

Niyogi's 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 and fuel. He is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab.

The Academy announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

More on the award and other recipients.