Raymond Rodriguez

Raymond Rodriguez, Ph.D.

GHS Executive Director

Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics and a Professor in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Davis. As an A.P. Giannini Fellow he worked in the Herbert W. Boyer laboratory at UC San Francisco Medical Center, developing technologies that now serve as the foundation of the modern biotechnology industry. He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the International Center for Biotechnology at Osaka University (Japan) in 1988 and Visiting Scientist with the Human Genome Project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1991. Dr. Rodriguez also founded and chaired the International Rice Genome Organization from 1989 to 1992, a group that helped lay the groundwork for the rice genome sequencing project. He has published many articles and books on genetic engineering and biotechnology, holds 17 biotech patents, is a member of numerous scientific organizations and has served as an NIH advisor since 1988. Dr. Rodriguez's current research focuses on nutritional epigenomics.