Wolf Prize in Agriculture
UC Davis Honorees
Roger Beachy, an internationally renowned plant biologist recognized for his contributions to the study of plant viral resistance, and the UC Davis World Food Center’s inaugural director, received the Wolf Prize in 2001.
Jorge Dubcovsky, Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences, director of the UC Davis Wheat Breeding Program and Wheat Molecular Genetics Laboratory, and international curator of the Catalogue of Gene Symbols for Wheat, is the 2014 recipient of the Wolf Prize. His discoveries led to the dramatic improvement of the health and nutritional quality of one of the world's foremost grains.
A prominent international scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, Gurdev Khush is known particularly for his contributions to rice health and breeding. Khush received the Wolf Prize in 2000.
Harris Lewin, Vice Chancellor for Research, holder of the Robert and Rosabel Osborne Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Evolution and Ecology, was one of two recipients worldwide of the Wolf Prize in 2011. Among other contributions, he is known for his pioneering work in mapping the bovine genome, leading to important consequences for animal and human health.