Adam Arkin

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University of California, Berkeley
Arkin, Adam

Arkin is Division Director of the Physical Biosciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Full Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley. He is Director of the Synthetic Biology Institute launched this year at Berkeley and Co-Director of the BIOFAB: International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology (BIOFAB).

In addition, he directs the Joint Bioenergy Institute’s Bioinformatics Group and Berkeley Lab’s Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress. He is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California (UC), Berkeley and was an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) until 2007. Prof. Arkin has served on many academic and government committees including the US Air Force Science Advisory Board and the Defense Science Study Group.

The thrust of Arkin’s research has focused on developing the physical theory, computational tools and experimental approaches for understanding cellular processes.