MICHAEL P. TIMKO
MICHAEL P. TIMKO is the Lewis and Clark Chair Professor of Biology at the University of Virginia and Professor of Public Health Science at the UVA School of Medicine. A graduate of Rutgers University, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (B.S., with High Honors), he earned his PhD from Rutgers University in Botany in 1980. He subsequently held postdoctoral appointments at Brandeis University and Rockefeller University, before joining the faculty at UVa. His current research focuses on the biochemistry, molecular genetics and functional genomics of host-parasite interactions and the improvement of grain legume crops for sub-Saharan Africa. He also is involved in the development of novel plant and microbial based strategies for the production of human nutraceuticals and therapeutics including high value cannabinoid and terpenoid extracts from Cannabis species.
Chair Professor of Biology at the University of Virginia and Professor of Public Health Science at the UVA School of Medicine