Mark Jacobs

School of Life Sciences
Faculty
Campus:
TEMPE
Mailcode:
1612

Biography

Mark Jacobs is the dean of Barrett Honors College and professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. He came to ASU in the fall of 2003 from Swarthmore College, where he had held an endowed chair in biology and had been both chair of the Biology Department and associate provost of the College. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard in biology and earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University in biological sciences. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Jacobs is the author of more than 50 publications on the physiological and molecular control of plant development, and for 12 years was associate editor-in-chief of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, an international plant science journal. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, the University of California Santa Cruz and Universitat Freiburg in Germany, where he held a NATO postdoctoral fellowship. He teaches an honors seminar on "The History and Evolution of Human Food."

Education

  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Stanford University 
  • B.A. Biology, magna cum laude, Harvard University

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 484 Internship
HON 492 Honors Directed Study
HON 493 Honors Thesis
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 394 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 394 Special Topics