Pamela Ronald

Institution:
UC Davis, USA

Sessions by Adrienne H.K. Roeder

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business

Background

Professor Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, USA, which she joined as faculty in 1992 following a PhD the University of California, Berkeley, and postdoctoral work at Cornell University. Her group studies plant pathology and genetics, addressing global food security problems such as bacterial disease and submergence in rice. Professor Ronald is known for her work in discovering the XA21 receptor involved in innate immunity, and the submergence tolerance transcription factor Sub1A. Rice carrying the submergence-tolerant Sub1 variant has now been planted by over 6 million farmers, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award and is the founding director of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL) at UC Davis, which promotes outreach and training in science communication. Professor Ronald is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the many awards recognising her outstanding research include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.