IFAL board

Science Says and the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy:

Science Says is a project of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL). IFAL was established in 2014 by IFAL governance group members Peggy Lemaux, Kent Bradford and Pam Ronald. In January 2015, IFAL welcomed Shannon Albers (MS, Horticulture & Agronomy) as the IFAL Program, Educational and Outreach Coordinator. Professor Pamela Ronald serves as the Faculty Director for IFAL.

Governance Group:

The Governance Board is composed of UC faculty and will serve as a guiding committee to oversee IFAL program development and activities in accordance with all UC policies and the UC Davis Principles of Community. The Governance Board also consists of members from the public and private sector who have professional expertise in food and agriculture, in addition to an interest communicating science to the public.

Members of the IFAL Governance Group:

• Carl Winter, PhD, Vice Chair, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis; Extension Food Toxicologist, University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources

• Kent Bradford, PhD, Director, Seed Biotechnology Center; Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

• Jonathan Eisen, PhD, Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology; Professor Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; Faculty, The Genome Center; University of California, Davis

• Peggy Lemaux, PhD, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Crop Biotechnology, University of California, Berkeley

• Keith Pezzoli, PhD, Director, Urban Studies and Planning Program; LSOE Communication Department, University of California, San Diego

• Pamela Ronald, PhD, Faculty Director, IFAL; Professor Department of Plant Pathology; Faculty, The Genome Center; University of California, Davis

• Julian Schroeder, PhD, Professor of Biology, University of California, San Diego

• Alison Van Eenennaam, PhD, Professor, Department of Animal Science; Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Biotechnology; University of California, Davis

• David Coil, PhD, Research Scientist, The Genome Center, University of California, Davis

• Sarah Davidson Evanega, PhD, International Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics (adjunct), Cornell University

• Calestous Juma, PhD, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

• Tom Muller, Operations, Muller Farms

• Robert Paarlberg, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College

• C.S. Prakash, PhD, Professor of Plant Genetics, Biotechnology and Genomics, Tuskegee University

• Cami Ryan, PhD, Monsanto Canada

• Ania Wieczorek, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Director, Biotechnology Outreach Program, University of Hawaii, Manoa,http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/biotechinfocus/whatisbiotechinfocus.html

• David Zilberman, PhD, Professor, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley

• Zhongli Pan, PhD, Research Engineer, Processed Food Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture

• Carol Hillhouse,MS, School Garden Program Director and Ecological Garden Coordinator, University of California, Davis

• David Rizzo, PhD, Professor Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

IFAL Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board includes global experts in food and agriculture, including the economic, social and policy impacts of food systems.

•Anne Barnhill, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

• Sylvie M. Brouder, PhD, Professor, Agronomy, Purdue Agriculture

• Ettore Capri, PhD, Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy

• Sir Gordon Conway, PhD, Professor of International Development Agriculture for Impact, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College

• Ruth Faden, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Ethics; Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Johns Hopkins University

• Jessica Fanzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics; Director, Nutrition Policy Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Columbia University

• Charles Godfray, PhD, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford; President of the British Ecological Society; visiting professor, Imperial College London; visiting research fellow, Natural History Museum, London; Chair, Lead Expert Group of the Foresight Food and Farming Project; Chair, Expert Working Group for the UK Taxonomy and Systematics Review

• Clare Narrod, PhD, Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland

• Rosamond Naylor, PhD, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; William Wrigley Professor in Earth Science; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute; William Wrigley Senior Fellow; Associate Professor, Economics; Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment

• Per Pinstrup-Andersen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Applied Economics; H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy; J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship; Cornell University

• Matin Qaim, PhD, Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Georg-August-University of Gottingen

• Marc Van Montagu, PhD, President, European Federation of Biotechnology; President, Public Research and Regulation Initiative; Emeritus Professor, Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries

• P. Richard Visser, PhD, Chair and Head Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Center