PLU’s Natural Science is please to welcome Dr. Pamela Ronald, a plant pathologist and geneticist from UC Davis, as this year’s speaker for the George (class of ’66) and Helen Long endowed Rachel Carson Science, Technology and Society Lecture. Dr. Ronald will present her talk – The Case for Engineering Food.
Dr. Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis, and together with her collaborators, she has engineered rice for resistance to disease and tolerance to flooding, which seriously threaten rice crops in Asia and Africa. A scientist, researcher, author and educator, Dr. Ronald has received numerous accolades for her work to secure a more sustainable future.
We invite you to join us as we come together to explore and discuss the topics of plant genetics, food security and sustainable agriculture. A book signing will follow the lecture.
This event is free and open to the public.