Former Co-Chair Executive Steering Committee, Professor of Ecology &
University of Connecticut
Jeff Seemann, Ph.D. is a Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Seemann served as the co-chair of CIRCA Executive Committee from its founding through May 2017. He served as the UConn Vice President for Research from 2013-2017 where he oversaw the University’s $250 million research enterprise at the main campus in Storrs, the UConn Health campus in Farmington, the School of Law in Hartford, and the 5 regional campuses located around the state. Prior to joining the University in 2013, Dr. Seemann served as both the Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University and the Chief Research Officer for the eighteen-member Texas A&M University System. Dr. Seemann received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized biologist with research interests in the biochemistry and molecular biology of photosynthesis.