235 California plants are endangered and each passing year brings new challenges. Cal State East Bay’s new Green Biome Institute (GBI) brings together faculty, newly minted student researchers, and alumni to conserve California’s endangered plants and unearth their genomic secrets before it is too late, including their possible medicinal contributions. Learn how saving California’s endangered plants is good for the environment, science and future science leaders, and all of us.
Faculty and Staff: Dr. Chris Baysdorfer, Director, GBI; Dr. Brian Perry, Chair, Biology Department; Dr. Ana Almeida, Assistant Professor, Biology; Dr. Melis Akman, GBI Lab Manager.
Alumni Members of the GBI Advisory Board: Kevin Corcoran ‘86, VP and General Manager, Agilent Technologies; Randy Davis ‘02 and ’06, ChangeBox Foundation and GBI Co-Founder; and Joanna Garaventa ‘96 and ’15, Environmental Program Manager consultant, PG&E.