(as of February 2003)
Newell-McGloughlin, an internationally recognized authority on
biotechnology and its social implications, directs the UC Systemwide
Biotechnology Research and Education Program. Prior to taking up this
position she was director of the UC Systemwide Life Sciences Informatics
Program and the UC Davis Biotechnology Program. Among her qualifications
are an encyclopedic knowledge of biotechnology research in academia and
industry; experience in developing biotechnology training and education
programs; and experience in managing grants programs.
She has published numerous papers, articles, book
chapters, two books on biotechnology, edited two and has a third in
progress. Her personal research experience has been in the areas of
disease resistance in plants, scale-up stability for industrial and
pharmaceutical production in microbes and microbiological mining. She
speaks frequently before scientific and other associations, testifies
before legislative bodies, and often gives news media interviews. The UC
Davis Academic Federation selected her to receive its 2001 James H. Meyer
Distinguished Achievement Award. She has a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
degree from the National University of Ireland.
Newell-McGloughlin has extensive experience in the
biotechnology arena. For the past 14 years, she has worked with UC Davis
Biotechnology Program and has been largely responsible for the program’s
development and success. She previously worked for the government and in
the public and private sector. She has experience in program management
and in interacting with researchers and administrators in both the private
sector and academia, as well as with public policy makers. She has been
instrumental in facilitating collaborations between scientists on campus
and in industry and was involved with the dissemination of information and
the development of Life Sciences Informatics (LSI) and BioSTAR efforts on
the Davis campus.
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