Martina Newell-McGloughlin

Martina Newell-McGloughlin, an internationally recognized authority on biotechnology and its social implications, directs the University of California Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program. Previously she was director of the UC Systemwide Life Sciences Informatics Program and the UC Davis Biotechnology Program. She has facilitated collaborations between scientists on campus and in industry and was involved with the development of Life Sciences Informatics (LSI) and BioSTAR efforts on the Davis campus.

The author or editor of numerous papers, articles, book chapters, and books on biotechnology, Newell-McGloughlin has a distinguished record of research experience 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 (DSc) degree from the National University of Ireland.