Todd Michael, PhD

Research Professor

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory

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Profile of Todd Michael

Todd Michael is research professor in the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory. He leverages genetic sequencing technology and computational biology to uncover how genomic differences enable plants to better respond to and exploit their environments. As a member of Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative leadership team, Michael is providing genome sequencing support to create Salk Ideal Plants®, which store excess amounts of atmospheric carbon deep in the ground as a means to help mitigate climate change.

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BA, University of Virginia
PhD, Dartmouth College
Postdoctoral training: Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - Research Fellow, Volwiler Society, Abbott Laboratories
  • 2011 - Associate Fellow, Monsanto Science Fellows Society
  • Named as one of Genome Technology’s 2008 "Tomorrow’s PIs"
  • 2003 - Hannah Croasdale Award for Outstanding Graduate Work