crops and has been an associate editor for the journals Ecology and Evolution. She served on the steering committee for the recent USDA-funded Workshop on the Ecological Effects of Pest Resistance Genes in Managed Ecosystems. Dr. Snow received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Massachusetts.


Jennifer Kuzma, Study Director, serves as Study Director for the NRC Committee on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants and the Standing Committee on Biotechnology, Food and Fiber Production, and the Environment. She has conducted research in the areas of plant biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbiology. Dr. Kuzma was part of a team which identified a novel signal transduction intermediate as a trigger for plant responses to cold, drought, and salinity, and she holds a US patent for the discovery of bacterial isoprene emission. Prior to joining the NRC, she was a AAAS Science Policy Fellow at the USDA where she worked on several microbial food-safety risk assessment projects. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jamie Young, Research Associate is with the National Research Council's Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Her interests include botany, ecology, and natural resources conservation and she is currently nearing completion of her ALB (natural sciences) degree from Harvard University Extension School.

Karen L. Imhof, Project Assistant, joined the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources in the summer of 1998. Before coming to NAS, Karen worked as a staff assistant in a variety of DC offices. Previous work experience includes the National Wildlife Federation, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Three Mile Island nuclear facility. Her personal interests include earth and social studies, reading, laughing, and beading.

Derek Sweatt, Project Assistant, joined the Board on Biology in October of 1999. He earned a B.A. in Biology from Colgate University and is currently working towards his M.S. in Environmental Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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