Bill Lucas

PhD, DSc

Bill Lucas is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis. He also currently holds academic positions as Chair Professor at National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan and Distinguished Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Lucas received his BSc (Hons) in 1971, his PhD in 1975 and his DSc in 1990, from the University of Adelaide. He was appointed to the faculty at UC Davis in 1977 where his research team has made seminal contributions to the field of plant biology. Dr. Lucas has co-authored over 250 articles and has served as senior editor for The Plant Cell and Journal of Integrative Plant Biology and Associate Editor for the Journal of Theoretical Biology. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Original Member), has been awarded the ASPB Gibbs Medal and the Belgian Francqui Medal, and is a foreign member of the French National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, an Inaugural Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists.