Dr. Michael Kuperberg
Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Office of Science and Technology Policy
National Coordination Office (NCO)
Dr. Mike Kuperberg became the Executive Director for the US
Prior to his position with the DOE, he spent approximately 17 years on the research faculty of Florida State University, most recently as Associate Director for Environmental Programs within the Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research (CBTR). He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Florida A&M University in 1999. His doctoral dissertation topic was "Neural mechanisms of organophosphate pesticide (chlorpyrifos)-induced alterations in body temperature." He received his M.S. in Biology from Florida State University in 1986. His M.S. thesis topic was "Response of the marine macrophyte (Thalassia testudinum) to herbivory." Prior to his position at the CBTR, Mike was a Biological Scientist for the Center for Aquatic Research and Resource Management (CARRMA) at Florida State University. At the CARRMA, he was responsible for organizing and carrying out manipulative experiments and field sampling programs in coastal and aquatic systems throughout northwest Florida.
At DOE since 2003, Mike has been both a program manager and acting Division Director for basic science programs that support the Department of Energy’s missions in climate and environmental stewardship. Most recently he has been Program Manager for Terrestrial