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Amanda Gevens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amanda Gevens, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 2009. Her expertise is in the ecology and management of diseases of potato, vegetable, hops, and mint crops.  She has expertise on late blight, a serious oomycete disease of potato and tomato crops, fungicide resistance management, biopesticide efficacy, and pathogen diversity in agricultural ecosystems. She is affiliated with Cooperative Extension, and in that role works closely with growers and processors along with home gardeners of organic and conventional systems to solve disease management problems.

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Patricia McManus, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patricia McManus, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 1995. Her expertise is in identifying and managing diseases of temperate zone fruit crops. She has expertise on fire blight, a serious bacterial disease of apple and pear trees, antibiotic use on plants, and bacterial diversity in agricultural ecosystems. She is affiliated with Cooperative Extension, and in that role works closely with fruit growers to solve disease management problems.

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John C. Landolt, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Plant Biology, Shepherd University, West Virginia

John Landolt is Professor Emeritus in Plant Biology from Shepherd University in West Virginia.  He curated the Landolt Collection of dictyostelids at Shepherd University (licensed to AmebaGone), discovering their variety, distribution and occurrence of slime molds world-wide.

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Andy Renz, Dr. rer. nat.

Business Advisor

Andy is Vice President of Business Development at Vestaron Corporation and has 18 years of industry experience in agricultural innovation and business development. Andy held management positions at BASF, was Vice President of Business Development at Benson Hill Biosystems, and is on the industry advisory board of Growcentia, the Ag Innovation Showcase and The Yield Lab. He has a strong network in agricultural solutions and is an expert in international deal making in the Ag Tech sector.

 
 
 
 
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Amanda Gevens, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amanda Gevens, Ph.D., is the Department Chair of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 2009. Her expertise is in the ecology and management of diseases of potato, vegetable, hops, and mint crops.  She has expertise on late blight, a serious oomycete disease of potato and tomato crops, fungicide resistance management, biopesticide efficacy, and pathogen diversity in agricultural ecosystems. She is affiliated with Cooperative Extension, and in that role works closely with growers and processors along with home gardeners of organic and conventional systems to solve disease management problems.

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Patricia McManus, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patricia McManus, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 1995. Her expertise is in identifying and managing diseases of temperate zone fruit crops. She has expertise on fire blight, a serious bacterial disease of apple and pear trees, antibiotic use on plants, and bacterial diversity in agricultural ecosystems. She is affiliated with Cooperative Extension, and in that role works closely with fruit growers to solve disease management problems.

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John C. Landolt, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Plant Biology, Shepherd University, West Virginia

John Landolt is Professor Emeritus in Plant Biology from Shepherd University in West Virginia.  He curated the Landolt Collection of dictyostelids at Shepherd University (licensed to AmebaGone), discovering their variety, distribution and occurrence of slime molds world-wide.

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Andy Renz, Dr. rer. nat.

Business Advisor

Andy is Vice President of Business Development at Vestaron Corporation and has 18 years of industry experience in agricultural innovation and business development. Andy held management positions at BASF, was Vice President of Business Development at Benson Hill Biosystems, and is on the industry advisory board of Growcentia, the Ag Innovation Showcase and The Yield Lab. He has a strong network in agricultural solutions and is an expert in international deal making in the Ag Tech sector.

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Bill Domann

Business Advisor

During the course of his tenure, Bill has helped many innovative biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies secure the transformational leadership talent they need for success. He focuses his recruiting efforts at the Board, Board Advisor, CEO, and C-suite Executive levels. Bill served on the BioForward Board of Directors in Madison, Wisconsin. He also served on several non-profit Boards, including: the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, the Northern California Arthritis Foundation and Club Education of San Francisco.