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Animal Germplasm
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Members - National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC)

Re-chartered May 31, 2011, as a subcommittee of the NAREEE Advisory Board

Appointed Members

Scientific Members

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
(2nd Term, 2015-2017)

Dr. Paul Gepts
Professor of Plant Sciences and Geneticist/Breeder
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Dr. Stephen Smith
Iowa State University
(2nd Term, 2015-2017)

Dr. Kevin McCluskey
Curator/Research Professor
Fungal Genetics Stock Center, Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
4024 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
(2017 - 2019)

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Professor and Director
Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
2288 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
(2017 - 2019)

Dr. James McFerson
Washington State University Research and Extension Center
1100 North Western Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(2017 - 2019)

General Public Members

Dr. Timothy Johnson
Seed Bank Manager for Seed Savers Exchange, Inc.

Terry Williams
Fisheries and Natural Resources Commissioner for the Tulalip Tribes.
(2nd Term, 2015-2017)

Dr. Sarada Krishnan
Director of Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
(2017 -2019)

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Peter Bretting
National Program Leader
Office of National Programs, for the
USDA - Agricultural Research Service.

Dr. Ernest Moniz (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
Supervisory Geneticist
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, for the USDA-ARS.

Dr. France A. Cordova (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.

Updated 14-Apr-2017
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