Joanne Chory

“Climate change is a global problem, and right now, humanity is at a crossroads. Our action or inaction in the next 10 years is going to determine our fate – the fate of humanity on our planet.”

–Del Mar Garden Club presentation

Del Mar resident Joanne Chory leads Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative, an innovative approach to fight climate change. Read about it here: See her TED Talk here: A professor and director of the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory at Salk, in 2017, Chory won the most prestigious honor in her field, the Breakthrough Foundation’s life sciences prize.

Photo courtesy of Salk Institute