College of Science Lecture Series: Our World is Changing Faster Than We Are
Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow, Mars Inc, Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
Distinguished Fellow, The World Agroforestry Centre
Rockefeller Foundation Advisor
Society faces enormous challenges to feed the future population, heal us from known and unknown diseases and find those solutions quickly. The question becomes, what scientific tools do we have that enable resilient solutions to those problems. The world of science is international; today we need collaborations yielding discovery, translation and scale to those issues. Unconventional ideas/unconventional solutions are mandated more than ever before. As we study the complexity of biological systems, strategy not tactics and determined innovation gives hope for the future.