About the Author
Dr. Christopher A. Cullis is Frances Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology and past Dean at Case Western Reserve University. He served as Program Director of the Plant Genome Research Program at the National Science Foundation and founded a biotechnology company, NovoMark Technologies. Dr. Cullis has worked in plant molecular biology for more than 30 years, and his main research interests focus on how the genome changes, particularly in response to stress. He has also worked on many species ranging from Arabidopsis to pines. Dr. Cullis has 15 years experience teaching molecular genetics and biotechnology, and he was responsible for initiating and directing outreach programs and resources for molecular biology, biotechnology and genetics to high school students and their teachers. He has published about 100 articles in refereed journals, reviews, and conference proceedings.