Dr. Justin Siegel is the acting Director of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health at the University of California, Davis and founder of two companies. Dr. Siegel’s scientific efforts are on the design and discovery of enzymes of interest to modern society. Currently he works with an international community on the development of Rosetta computational methodology for predicting and designing macromolecular structures, interactions, and functions. Using this methodology he has successfully engineered and discovered numerous enzymes catalyzing a wide range of reactions.
His educational background includes a bachelor’s of science degree from UC Davis and a doctorate from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2014.
This article explores a lifelong collaboration between father, Brock Siegel and son, Justin Siegel, as each continues to learn, teach, and develop their science as well as share what they have learned through the course of their careers.
Learn more about how the Siegel Lab at UC Davis is applying biology and innovation to address 21st Century challenges in the global food system and beyond.