WILMINGTON, Del., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the addition of Deepak Pental, Ph.D., and Rebecca Goldburg, Ph.D., to its external Biotechnology Advisory Panel. They join the ranks of six other distinguished panel members who bring diverse viewpoints to the broad area of biotechnology and its application in agriculture, food and bio-based materials.
Pental is a professor of Genetics and Vice Chancellor for the University of Delhi. Goldburg is a senior scientist with Environmental Defense Fund in New York.
"Doctors Pental and Goldburg bring fresh perspectives to the Biotech Advisory Panel and we are honored that they have joined it," said DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr. "The addition of these world- renowned experts will help DuPont continue its commitment to responsibly use the tools of biotechnology as it develops sustainable solutions for its customers and society."
Pental is an elected member of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy. Pental has served on many important committees related to science and technology in India including the Governing Body of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Government of India.
Pental's research interest is in breeding of mustard, an important oilseed crop of dry land areas of northern India.
At Environmental Defense Fund, Goldburg's efforts focus on addressing scientific and public policy issues concerning fish farming and antibiotic use in animal agriculture and increasing market demand for more sustainably produced seafood.'/>"/>
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