Kevin M. Folta

Professor Horticultural Sciences Department & Graduate Program in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Kevin M. Folta is a Professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. His research is in the discovery of novel disruptive chemistries from random DNA information, the genomics of flavor and aroma, and how specific light wavelengths control plant traits. He has led efforts in teaching science communication strategies, educating the public on issues surrounding genetic engineering for almost two decades, delineating the risks and benefits of associated technologies. He hosts the weekly Talking Biotech Podcast since 2015. In 2016 he was recognized with the prestigious CAST Borlaug Award in Agricultural Communications. Ph.D. 1998 University of Illinois at Chicago.