Science Board, External Professor

Jessica Green, Ph.D., is an ecologist and engineer who specializes in biodiversity theory and microbial systems. She is a Professor of Biology at the University of Oregon, where she co-directs the Biology and Built Environment Center. She is also Chief Technology officer of Phylagen, Inc., a microbiome company based in San Francisco, and external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research blends molecular biology, data science, and bioinformatics to understand and model complex microbial communities interacting with each other, with humans, and with the environment. Dr. Green has received numerous awards, including a Blaise Pascal International Research Chair sponsored by Île-de-France, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and a TED Senior Fellowship. She received a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.