Kent Bradford, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Interim Director, World Food Center
Director, Seed Biotechnology Center
Kent J. Bradford is a distinguished agricultural scientist and seed biologist whose research spans diverse areas from seed germination and conservation to mathematical modeling and molecular biology. The author of more than 170 peer-reviewed research and extension articles and book chapters, Dr. Bradford joined the faculty at UC Davis in 1982 and is now a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. In 1999, he founded the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center and continues to serve as its director. In that role and as interim director of the World Food Center, he seeks to facilitate public-private partnerships in research and innovation to improve crop performance, quality, and sustainability.