The newly launched Green Biome Institute (GBI) is focused on conservation and faculty/student research involving genomic proﬁling and seed/tissue banking of California’s endangered plants. The GBI is the ﬁrst conservation and genomic proﬁling institute in the California State University or University of California systems, and aligns with our focus on sustainability and the Biology faculty’s deep expertise in plant research.
Nearly 1,000 plants have been listed as threatened or endangered by the California Native Plant Society. These plants are in danger of being lost forever, with no understanding of their biology, ecological interactions, and potential human beneﬁts.
Each project is to be conducted by CSUEB students, mentored by CSUEB faculty, and encompassing studies of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, computer science, statistics, and mathematics.