Michael Clegg

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University of California, Irvine

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

Michael T. Clegg received his BS and PhD degrees at the University of California, Davis in agricultural genetics and genetics respectively. During a 42-year academic career, he served on the faculty of four universities, most recently as the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. From 1994 to 2000 he served as Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside and he was the founding Director of the UC Riverside Genomics Institute. Clegg served for 12 years as Foreign Secretary of the US national Academy of Sciences. He is currently Vice President (External) of the International Council of Science (ICSU) and a former Co-Chair of the Inter American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS). Clegg’s research specialty is population genetics and molecular evolution where he has published extensively. Clegg is a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is a Fellow of the Global Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and a corresponding Member of several academies in Latin America and Africa.