Members - National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC)
Re-chartered May 31, 2011
Appointments dated December 9, 2011
Dr. Manjit Misra (NGRAC Chair)
Professor/Director of the Seed Science Center
as well as the Director of the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) at
Iowa State University.
Dr. Jane Dever
Associate Professor of Plant Breeding at
Texas AgriLife Research with Texas A&M University.
Dr. Karen Moldenhauer
Professor & Rice Industry Chair for Variety Development
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Rice Research and Extension Center.
Dr. Stephen Smith
Research Fellow of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont Company.
Dr. Allison Snow
Professor of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at
The Ohio State University.
Dr. Mulumebet Worku
Animal Scientist/Professor/Biotechnologist with
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
General Public Members
Organic Seed Farmer,
Advisor to the Clif Bar Family Foundation on Food and Farming Initiatives,
and the Director of Seed Matters.
Dr. Herman Warren
President of Warren and Associates Seeds.
Fisheries and Natural Resources Commissioner for the Tulalip Tribes.
Dr. Peter Bretting
National Program Leader
Office of National Programs, for the
USDA - Agricultural Research Service.
Dr. Steven Chu (or) Designee
Secretary of Energy.
Dr. Francis Collins (or) Designee
Director of the National Institute of Health.
Dr. John Holdren (or) Designee
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Simon Liu (or) Designee
Director of the National Agricultural Library.
Dr. Gary Pederson
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, for the USDA-ARS.
Dr. Subra Suresh (or) Designee
Director of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Catherine Woteki (or) Designee
Under Secretary for the USDA Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area
and the USDA Chief Scientist.