Carol Gross is a professor at UCSF who studies functional and regulatory networks in bacteria using a combination of genetic, biochemical and genomic approaches. She is a member of the American Academy of Sciences, an AAAS Fellow and a recipient of the NAS Waksman lifetime achievement award for microbiology. Gross spearheads efforts to increase student diversity at UCSF. She is The National Academy of Sciences representative to the Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), Women in Science Program, which advances opportunities for women in science across the Americas.
Before working at UCSF, Gross was a postdoctoral researcher and then faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Madison.