Lewis J. Feldman

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Lewis J. Feldman
Born (1945-10-10) October 10, 1945 (age 77)
Alma materUniversity of California, Davis (B.S., 1967)

University of California, Davis (M.S.)

Harvard University (Ph.D., 1975)
OccupationProfessor of plant biology
EmployerUniversity of California, Berkeley
OrganizationDepartment of Plant & Microbial Biology
AwardsDistinguished Teaching Award - UC Berkeley - 1996

Lewis Jeffrey Feldman (born October 10, 1945) is a professor of plant biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Director of the University of California Botanical Garden and previously Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Natural Resources.[1] He is in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Feldman has taught at Berkeley since 1978.[2] He received Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996.[2][3] Feldman's research focuses on regulation of development in meristems/stem cells, root gravitropism, and redox regulation of plant development.

After graduating in 1963 from Sunset High School in Hayward, California, Feldman attended the University of California, Davis, earning a B.S. in 1967, then an M.S., both in Botany.[2] He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1975.[1]

Feldman is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.[2][4]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • The Jeanette Siron Pelton Award - 1980[5]
  • CNR Teaching Award - College of Natural Resources - 1992[1]
  • Distinguished Teaching Award - University of California, Berkeley - 1996[2][3]
  • Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors - 1999[6]

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Other writings[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lewis J. Feldman, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-07. The Feldman Lab researches plant development e.g. how the populations of cells in and around the meristem interact to control root development.
  2. ^ a b c d e Felde, Marie (1996-04-23). "Science Blog -- 04.23.96 - UC Berkeley honors five distinguished teachers in April 29 ceremony". ScienceBlog.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2011-07-22. A fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, Feldman's specialty is growth and development and root physiology. He received his BS and MS in botany from UC Davis and his PhD in biology from Harvard.
  3. ^ a b "Distinguished Teaching Award 1996". University of California, Berkeley. 1997-04-02. Archived from the original on 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2011-09-07. I delight in plants and I meet the challenge of drawing my students into the botanical kingdom as zealously as a missionary. I feel fortunate in my enthusiasm.
  4. ^ "California Academy of Sciences - 2010 Annual Report" (PDF). San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences. 2010. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-09-07. Lewis J. Feldman, Botany
  5. ^ "Conservation and Research Foundation Fellowships". Connecticut College. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 1980 L.J. Feldman, University of California
  6. ^ "Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs". University of California, Berkeley. 2011-06-03. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 1999 Lewis Feldman, Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology


  • Piper, Sue, ed. (Spring 2001). "The Art of Teaching" (PDF). Breakthroughs. 7 (1): 11–21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-09-07. To assure that interaction, Feldman visits all 25 lab sections during the course of his five-week botany section. Feldman is quoted extensively in this article.

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