Pamela Ronald

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology & the Genome Center
University of California Davis

Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. Ronald and collaborators have isolated genes that control the rice response to infection and tolerance to stress. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Progressive Farmer, Discover Magazine, The Scientist, Popular Mechanics, National Public Radio, the BBC and National Geographic. Ronald is co-author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and translated into 24 languages. In 2015, Ronald was selected by Scientific American as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology. In 2016 she was named by Grist magazine as one of the 50 innovators and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future.

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