Meet our new faculty: Ben Williams, plant and microbial biology

ben williams smiles at the camera before some plants

Ben Williams is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty. (Photo by Conor Gearin)

Name: Ben Williams
Discipline: Plant and microbial biology
Degrees: B.A., Biological sciences, University of Oxford, 2009; Ph.D., Plant sciences, Cambridge University, 2013
Research interests: How plants organize the DNA within their different cells, and how this information is passed on from one generation to the next. Understanding this could help us improve how plants grow.
Fun fact: I love music, and I play the piano and bassoon!