Professor of Chemical Engineering
a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Davis, and also serves as the Faculty Program and ABET Coordinator for the Biochemical Engineering Program at UC Davis. She is also a Co-PI and Faculty Director for the UC Davis ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program (http:// http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/) a NSF-funded program to recruit, retain, and advance women STEM faculty. Prior to leading the UC Davis ADVANCE program, she served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering for 13 years. Her research is at the interface of synthetic biology, plant science, and bioprocess engineering, using plants to produce recombinant proteins (including human therapeutic proteins, enzymes for cellulose degradation, and biopolymers for materials applications) using whole plants, harvested plant tissues, or plant cells in bioreactors.