risk management issues and assists clients with obtaining regulatory approvals for agricultural, industrial and consumer products, including products of genetic engineering. Mr. Abramson represents clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings and defends products before regulatory agencies and the courts. He is the past Associate General Counsel for Pesticides and Toxic Substances at EPA and a principal author of the federal government's Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology. Mr. Abramson received his J.D. from Rutgers University.
STEPHENBAENZIGER, EUGENEW. PRICEPROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OFAGRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OFNEBRASKA
Dr. Baenziger's research interests focus on cultivar and germplasm development for small grains and improved breeding methodology. New breeding methods include use of tissue culture, genetic engineering, cytogenetic stocks, molecular markers, and statistical designs. Dr. Baenziger has had experience as a plant breeder in industry and with the US Department of Agriculture. He obtained his B.A. in biochemical sciences at Harvard University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from Purdue University.
FREDBETZ, SENIORSCIENTIST, JELLINEK, SCHWARTZ& CONNOLLY, ARLINGTON,VA
Mr. Betz directs the biotechnology and biopesticides practice for this environmental consulting firm. He advises companies in regulatory strategy, provides technical advice on biopesticide matters, and assists with product registrations. These registrations include several of the first genetically engineered plant-pesticides and the first genetically engineered microbial pesticides. Mr. Betz was the principal scientist and regulatory specialist at EPA, where he was responsible for biopesticide risk assessment and biotechnology policy. He received his M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida.
JAMESC. CARRINGTON, PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE OFBIOLOGICALCHEMISTRY, WASHINGTONSTATEUNIVERSITY.
Dr. Carrington is a past NSF Presidential Young Investigator and recipient of the Individual National Research Service Award from NIH. Dr. Carrington's research focuses on viral infection in Arabidopsis, host responses to viruses, genetic analysis of RNA virus-host interaction, and activity and transport of viral proteins. He received his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Berkeley.