Mikel Shybut is a CCST Program Associate. Previously he was a CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellow appointed to
the California State Senate on the Transportation and Housing Committee,
which analyzes legislation covering policy areas from essential infrastructure needs to autonomous vehicles and affordable housing.
Shybut received his PhD in Plant Biology from UC Berkeley, where he studied the molecular
mechanisms of cassava bacterial blight, a disease of agricultural significance in the tropics.
Shybut completed his BA in Biological Chemistry and in Russian at Grinnell College in Iowa.