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Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: BS University of the Philippines; MA Columbia University; PhD University of Georgia
Michael Purugganan is the Silver Professor of Biology and Dean for Science, New York University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Georgia (1993), and postdoctoral research as an Alfred P. Sloan Molecular Evolution Fellow at the University of California in San Diego. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, he was the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Genetics at North Carolina State University. He sits on the editorial boards of the journals Molecular Biology and Evolution, Genome Biology and Evolution, and Trends in Plant Sciences.