Meet the scientists who advise The Organic Center on a wide variety of organic issues and read about their research interests.

Dr. Asa Bradman is an environmental health scientist and expert in exposure assessment and epidemiology focusing on occupational and environmental exposures to...

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Asa Bradman

Professor; Associate Director and Co-founder CERCH
University of California, Merced

Dr. Daley is Professor at the College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico. She is involved in a number of research activities to enhance and...

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Cynthia Daley

Professor & Director
California State University, Chico

Joji Muramoto joined ANR on May 29 as an assistant Cooperative Extension organic production specialist. The first UCCE specialist hired to focus on organic...

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Joji Muramoto

UCCE Organic Production Specialist
University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Danielle Treadwell received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticultural Sciences from North Carolina State University where she conducted her graduate research in...

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Danielle Treadwell

Associate Professor
University of Florida

Dr. Nguyen Hue is a professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry at the University of Hawaii. His areas of expertise include soil chemistry with particular...

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Nguyen Hue

Professor
University of Hawaii

Dr. Cynthia Cambardella is a Soil Scientist with the USDA-ARS at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, IA, and Associate...

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Cynthia A. Cambardella

Soil Scientist at USDA ARS and Affiliated Associate Professor
USDA-ARS at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA

Kathleen’s current position as Professor at Iowa State University is a joint position between the departments of Horticulture and Agronomy, where she is...

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Kathleen Delate

Professor
Iowa State University

Dr. Mark Williams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Kentucky.  He is the Director of the Sustainable Agriculture...

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Mark Williams

Professor and Department Chair
University of Kentucky

Dr. Gallandt is Professor of Weed Ecology and Management at the University of Maine, where he has worked since 2000. He teaches in the Sustainable Agriculture...

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Eric Gallandt

Professor
University of Maine

Dr. Catherine Badgley is Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the current Director of the Residential College at the University...

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Catherine Badgley

Professor
University of Michigan

Dr. Bradley J. Heins is Associate Professor of Organic Dairy Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minnesota..  Dr. Heins...

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Bradley Heins

Associate Professor
University of Minnesota

Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota. Her research efforts focus on protecting...

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Marla Spivak

MacArthur Fellow and Professor
University of Minnesota

Dr. Girish K. Panicker is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Conservation Research at Alcorn State University, Mississippi. His research has...

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Girish Panicker

Associate Professor
Alcorn State University

Dr. Patrick Carr is Superintendent and Associate Professor at Montana State University’s Central Agricultural Research Center. His research program focuses on...

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Patrick Carr

Superintendent and Associate Professor
Montana State University

Dr. Bruce Maxwell is Professor of Applied Plant Ecology in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science at Montana State University in Bozeman,...

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Bruce Maxwell

Professor
Montana State University

Dr. Brito is Associate Professor in the department of Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food System at the University of New Hampshire.  His research focuses on...

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Andre Brito

Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Mohler is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University. His research focuses on the...

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Charles Mohler

Senior Research Associate
Cornell University

Dr. Carolyn Dimitri is an applied economist with expertise in food systems and food policy. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition...

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Carolyn Dimitri

Associate Professor
New York University

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton is Associate Professor of Organic Cropping Systems at North Carolina State University.  As an agronomist with both research and...

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Chris Reberg-Horton

Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Dr. Myers holds the Baggett-Frazier Endowed Chair of Vegetable Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University.  He works on...

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James (Jim) R. Myers

Professor
Oregon State University, Corvallis

John is an Assiociate Professor of Biology at Furman University in South Carolina. His research emphasizes concerns related to biodiversity conservation and...

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John Quinn

Associate Professor
Furman University

Jane Dever is Professor and Cotton Breeder at Texas A&M and Project Leader for the Cotton Improvement Program since September 2008. Her research focuses on...

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Jane Dever

Professor
Texas A&M

Dr. Alex Racelis is Assistant Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.   His research...

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Alex Racelis

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Molly Jahn is a plant breeder and plant geneticist who has contributed many widely used vegetable varieties to organic agriculture through her work...

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Molly Jahn

Professor
University of Wisconsin

Dr. Porter is a professor in the department of Zoology has been studying low-level contaminant/pesticide mixtures at environmentally relevant concentrations...

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Warren Porter

Professor
University of Wisconsin

Dr. Silva is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research includes projects involving organic no-till...

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Erin Silva

Professor
University of Wisconsin

Dr. Andy Hammermeister is the Director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie...

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Andy Hammermeister

Associate Professor and Director OACC
Dalhousie University, Canada

Carlo Leifert is the Director of the Centre for Organics Research at Southern Cross University in Australia. The Centre for Organics Research is a joint...

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Carlo Leifert

Professor and Director
Southern Cross University

Dr. Séralini is a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen, France, in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Professor Séralini...

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Gilles-Eric Séralini

Professor
Université de Caen, France

Timothy Griffin is an Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.  At the Friedman School, he is Division...

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Tim Griffin

Associate Professor
Tufts University

Michel Cavigelli is a Soil Scientist at USDA-ARS in Beltsville, Maryland. He is Lead Scientist of the Farming Systems Project, a long-term cropping systems...

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Michelle Cavigelli

Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS

Dr. Zhou is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at Texas A & M University, specializing in disease management in conventional and organic rice. He...

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Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou

Associate Professor
Texas A&M University

Michael O’Donnell is the Organic and Diversified Agriculture Extension Educator for Purdue Extension. In this role, Michael coordinates an extension and...

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Michael O'Donnell

Organic and Diversified Agriculture Extension Educator
Purdue University

Dr. Kate Tully is an Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of Maryland and directs the AgroEcoLab. She earned a bachelor's degree in English,...

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Kate Tully

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland

Dr. James N. Galloway earned his BA from Whittier College in 1966 with a double major in Chemistry and Biology.  He was awarded his PhD from the University of...

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James Galloway

Professor
University of Virginia

Alda Pires, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM, is currently an Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension /Assistant Epidemiologist in AES for Urban Agriculture and...

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Alda Pires

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension /Assistant Epidemiologist in AES for Urban Agriculture and Food Safety
University of California, Davis

Ankita Raturi is an assistant professor at Purdue University, where she runs the Agricultural Informatics Lab, focused on human-centered design, information...

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Ankita Raturi

Assistant Professor
Purdue University