GES Colloquium | Fred Gould: AgBioFEWS Potential Paths Forward – Crowdsourcing Input from the GES Community
January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
AgBioFEWS Potential Paths Forward
Crowdsourcing Input from the GES Community
Dr. Fred Gould, University Distinguished Professor and Co-director of the GES Center, NC State (link)
As announced in September 2018, the GES Center has received an NSF-funded Research Traineeship, Agricultural Biotechnology and Our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems, or AgBioFEWS. We are in the process of recruiting our first cohort of students and designing details of our courses. We would like to use this colloquium to get feedback from students and faculty on a choices that we will be making.
Dr. Fred Gould is Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center of North Carolina State University. He conducts research on the application of evolutionary biology and population genetics to enable sustainable use of insect resistant crops and genetically engineered agricultural pests. He also does research aimed at development of strategies for using engineered insect vectors of pathogens to decrease human disease.
In 2011, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Gould has served on several National Research Council (NRC) committees studying the environmental and health effects of the commercialization of genetically engineered crops. He recently chaired the NRC committee on “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects.” He serves on the NRC’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr. Gould received his BS in biology from Queens College and a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.