Pamela C. Ronald

Pamela Ronald

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

  • Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
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
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2019

  • ASPB Leadership in Science Public Service Award, 2019

  • Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2019

    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 B.A. Biology Reed College, Oregon
    • 1984 M.A. Biology Stanford University
    • 1985 M.S. Uppsala University, Sweden
    • 1990 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


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