Dr. Raul Cano
Dr. Raul Cano founded the E.B.I. and is the director of the institute.
Known for his groundbreaking work with ancient DNA, he continues
to press forward toward new discoveries. He is now dedicated to
advancing research in biotechnology and bioremediation.
At Cal Poly, Dr. Cano is leading a team of scientists at the EBI.
on the practical application and enhancement of current biotechnologies,
and the development of new knowledge to continue progress in the
Dr. Cano specializes in molecular and cellular biology. He has
lectured to scientists around the world, and has been published
dozens of times in scientific journals including Science, Nature,
Microbial Ecology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and many
more. He has done patented work on deriving ancient bacteria from
amber inclusions, and has a patent pending for methods of detecting
pathogens in foods.
His Ph.D. in microbiology was granted by the University of Montana,
and Dr. Cano also holds degrees in Genetics and Clinical Microbiology.
He has been teaching at Cal Poly for 28 years, where he has received
more than a dozen awards.
Dr. Cano is a member of several professional associations, including
American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Molecular
Biology and Evolution Society.