Robert T. Fraley

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Robert T. Fraley (Robb Fraley) is one of the pioneers of genetic engineering, along with Robert B. Horsch and Stephen G. Rogers. He is Monsanto's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.[1]

"[Fraley] is technical adviser to government and public agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Office of Technology Assessment, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, U.S. Agency for International Development, National Academy of Sciences and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past member of the Agriculture Biotechnology Research Advisory Committee and the National Institutes of Health Molecular Cytology Study Section. Fraley holds a doctorate in microbiology and biochemistry and a bachelor of science from the University of Illinois. He received a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He has written more than 100 publications and patent applications related to technical advances in agricultural biotechnology. He is a member of several scientific journal editorial boards."[2]


Robb Fraley has won the following awards:[2]

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  1. Robert T. Fraley, Accessed October 22, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fraley, Water for Food conference, University of Nebraska, May 2-5, 2010.
  3. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation Recipients, Accessed October 14, 2011.

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