Pamela C. Ronald

Pamela Ronald

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Genome Center

226 Robbins Hall

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics


  • Ronald Laboratory

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Scientist at the National Institute of Ag Biotechnology, Korea; John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
  • 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award
  • 2012 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award
  • selected as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company Magazine.
  • The Tech Award 2012 for innovative use of technology to benefit humanity
  • 2012 Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

    Professional Societies

    • American Society of Plant Biologists American Phytopathological Society International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions American Association for the Advancement of Science


    • 1982 BA Biology Reed College, Oregon
    • 1984 MA Biology Stanford University
    • 1985 MS Uppsala University, Sweden
    • 1990 PhD University of California, Berkeley


    For publication list, please see

    Tyrosine sulfation in a Gram-negative bacterium Sang-Wook Han Sang-Won Lee Ofir Bahar Benjamin Schwessinger Michelle R. Robinson Jared B. Shaw James A. Madsen Jennifer S. Brodbelt Pamela C. Ronald Nature Communications 3, Article number: 1153 (2012)

    Nature. 2006 Aug 10;442(7103):705-8. Sub1A is an ethylene-response-factor-like gene that confers submergence tolerance to rice. Xu K, Xu X, Fukao T, Canlas P, Maghirang-Rodriguez R, Heuer S, Ismail AM, Bailey-Serres J, Ronald PC, Mackill DJ.

    Goes da Silva F, Shen Y, Dardick C, Burdman S, Yadav R, Sharma P, and Ronald PC. 2004. Components of a type I secretion system and a sulfotransferase-like protein are required for the Xa21 receptor kinase mediated defense response. MPMI, 17:593.

    Wang GL, Ruan DL, Song WY, Sideris S, Chen L, Pi LY, Zhang S, Zhang Z, Fauquet C, Gaut BS, Whalen MC, and Ronald PC.. 1998. The rice disease resistance gene, Xa21D, encodes a receptor-like molecule with a LRR domain that determines race specific recognit

    Song W, Pi L, Wang G, Gardner J, Holsten T, Ronald PC. . 1997. Evolution of the Rice Xa21 Disease Resistance Gene Family. Plant Cell . 9::1279-1287

    Song W-Y, Wang G-L, Chen L, Kim H-S, Pi Li-Ya, Gardner J, Wang B, Holsten T, Zhai W-X, Zhu L- H, Fauquet C, Ronald PC. . 1995. A receptor kinase-like protein encoded by the rice disease resistance gene Xa21. . Science. 270:1804-1806