Martina Newell-McGloughlin, DSc, is director of International Biotechnology and adjunct professor, plant pathology, at UC Davis. She has worked in the area of biotechnology for almost 30 years and has been with the UC system since 1989. During this time, she directed Life and Health Sciences Research Initiatives for UC Davis and was director of the UC Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program. She is co-director of an NIH Training Grant in Biomolecular Technology, one of only four in California, and the NSF CREATE program in Collaborative Research and Education in Agricultural Technologies and Engineering. Prior to this she was the inaugural director of the UC System Life Sciences Informatics Program and director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program. She travels worldwide for various organizations including the US State Department, USDA, International Food Information Council, SFI and ILSI, as an expert on biotech research, regulatory and socioeconomic issues.