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.


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.

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

Sylvie M. Brouder, PhD
Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University

Ettore Capri, PhD
Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy

David Coil, PhD
Project Scientist, Genome Center, University of California, Davis

Sarah Davidson-Evanega, PhD
International Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics (adjunct), Cornell University; Director, Cornell Alliance for Science; Senior Associate Director, International Programs CALS

Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University

Sir Charles Godfray, PhD
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Clare Narrod, PhD
Research Scientist and Manager, Risk Analysis Program, University of Maryland

Robert Paarlberg, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard

Matin Qaim, PhD
Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August University

Alison Van Eenennaam, PhD
Cooperative Extension Specialist Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

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

Carl Winter, PhD
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

David Zilberman, PhD
Professor, Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director, BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program; Faculty Director, Master of Development Practice