Full Name
Pamela Ronald
Job Title
Coauthor, Tomorrow’s Table; Professor
UC Davis
Brief Biography
Pamela Ronald completed her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley (1990), earned a B.S. from Reed College (1982), an M.S. from Stanford University, and an M.S. from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Pamela uses genetic techniques to understand the plant response to infection and tolerance to environmental stress. With her collaborators, she received the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the 2012 Tech Award for the innovative use of technology to benefit humanity. In 2015 Scientific American named her one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology. Pamela’s book, Tomorrow’s Table: Organic farming, Genetics and the Future of Food were selected as one of the 25 most influential books with the power to inspire college readers to change the world. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 2 million people and translated into 26 languages. In 2019, she received the American Society of Plant Biologists Leadership Award and an honorary doctorate from the Swedish Agricultural University. In 2020 she was named a World Agricultural Prize Laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences. In 2022 she was awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Pamela is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Pamela Ronald