Steven J Burgess
Steven J. Burgess is from the United Kingdom. He received a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh (2007) and completed a PhD in molecular biology at Imperial College London, investigating metabolic engineering of green algae for biohydrogen production (2011). He then went on to undertake postdoctoral research into the evolution of gene expression patterns underpinning C4 photosynthesis in the lab of Prof. Julian Hibberd at the University of Cambridge (2011-2017) and briefly worked as an editorial community manager at eLife Sciences Publications (2017-2018) before moving to Illinois.
Steven's interests are in plant synthetic biology and genomics with a view to improving photosynthesis as part of combined scientific, social and political approaches for sustainable boosting of crop yields. As a result he joined Prof. Stephen Long's lab in 2018 to work on the Gate's Funded Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) Project an is an IGB fellow in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change theme.