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Paula Davis

Fall 2016

Dr. Davis is an agricultural entomologist with expertise in global insect and disease pests of field crops.  With 26 years of experience working in both university and in the biotech seed industry, she has taught courses in insect ecology and integrated pest management. Her research interests include economic assessment, sampling theory, and degree-day modeling for field-crop insects.  Leveraging her analytical and communication skills, Paula has provided strategic marketing, technical, regulatory, and training support leading to the global commercialization of over a dozen biotech trait products. Her previous experience includes:  

  • Senior Manager, insect and disease resistance traits, DuPont Pioneer
  • Market development manager and academic research coordinator, Monsanto Company
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University