A biochemist recognized for his work on photosynthesis and bioenergy production, Professor Pakrasi has a keen interest in bridging the differences between the biological and physical sciences, and has led large-scale multi-institutional systems biology projects. Key areas of interest are systems biology, photosynthesis, and metal homeostasis.
He is the founding Director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) at Washington University. In this role, he helps bring together teams of researchers and teachers to address the great energy, environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet.
He is also the Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Energy in the School of Engineering & Applied Science
Dr. Pakrasi joined the faculty of Washington University in 1987 and currently holds faculty appointments in the Department of Biology, School of Arts & Sciences and as a Professor of Energy in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
PhD, University of Missouri, 1984
MS, University of Rochester, 1980
MSc, University of Calcutta, 1976
BSc, Presidency College, 1973