Erich Grotewold earned his B.S. in chemistry and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following three years of postdoctoral work at Cold Spring Harbor Labs, he became a staff investigator at the Labs. In 1998, he moved to The Ohio State University and currently holds appointment as professor in both the Department of Molecular Genetics and the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Dr. Grotewold’s research focuses on plant systems biology. His primary research projects include understanding the control of plant gene expression, establishing the architecture of plant gene regulatory networks, engineering plant metabolism using transcription factors, studying the transport of phytochemicals, and identifying cellular targets of natural products in plants and animals. Dr. Grotewold, elected a AAAS fellow in 2009, is the director of Ohio State’s Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center. He is also the director of the university’s Center for Applied Plant Sciences.