Pam Ronald, a faculty scientist in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her accomplishments and leadership in plant pathology research
Pamela Ronald, biologist faculty scientist in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division (EGSB) and the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s (JBEI) director of grass genetics in the feedstocks division, has been awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The prestigious international science prizes are awarded annually to scientists whose work provides exceptional contributions to humanity.
Pamela Ronald, the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s (JBEI) Scientific Lead for Plant Pathology in the Feedstocks division, has been named the 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences, or GCHERA. Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis (one of JBEI’s six academic research partners) and with the UC Davis Genome Center. She becomes the first woman whose work is recognized by the award. The virtual award ceremony will be held on November 30.
Scientists at UC Davis and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. The technique they used provides a promising strategy for genetically improving rice and other crops. The study in Nature Communications was published by a research team led by Pam Ronald, a professor in the Genome Center and the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis and Scientific Lead of Plant Pathology at JBEI.
Pam Ronald, faculty scientist in EGSB and scientific lead of plant pathology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. She joins 100 scientists and engineers from the U.S. and 25 from across the world as new lifelong members and foreign associates.