Daniel Chamovitz grew up in Pennsylvania, and studied at both Columbia University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received his Ph.D. in Genetics. From 1993 to 1996 he carried out postdoctoral research at Yale University before accepting a faculty position at Tel Aviv University where he recently served as Chair of the Department of Plant Sciences. He is currently the Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University. Professor Chamovitz is among the most prominent researchers in his field and is often invited to give lectures at leading universities worldwide. His new book, What a Plant Knows, A Field Guide to the Senses is a captivating journey into the lives of plants—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep.