• 1962-1966...Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, B.A. with Honors in Chemistry
  • 1966-1967...Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Graduate student in Biology
  • 1967-1972...Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ph.D. in Biology
  • 1969-1970...Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Visiting graduate fellow, Department of Plant Genetics


  • 1973-1975...Postdoctoral Fellow (N.I.H.), Biology Department, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1975-present...Professor, Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles.

Professional Activities

  • Member: American Society of Plant Physiologists, Awards Committees, 1986; 1991-94; Elected Member of Executive Committee, 1992-96
  • International Society for Plant Molecular Biology
  • Elected Member of Board of Directors, 1993-97
  • Organizer and Chair, Plant Molecular Biology Gordon Conference, 1985
  • Editorial Boards: Plant Physiology, 1984-88; Planta, 1990-present
  • U.S.D.A. Competitive Grants Program, Panel on Plant Growth and Development, 1987- 1989
  • N.I.H. Molecular Cytology Study Section, 1989-1993; N.I.H. Reviewers Reserve, 1993-1997
  • Project Director, Biotechnology Training Grant in Plant Molecular Biology, 1991-1993

Professor Elaine Tobin is a faculty member of the UCLA programs in the Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences called UCLA ACCESS .

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