Mark Manary, M.D., professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, and Isabel Ordiz-Luis, Ph.D., research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will present "Biofortification of Peanut in Order to Improve Human Nutrition and Health" during Topics in Pathology at noon Monday, April 4, in Pitlyk Auditorium C, Learning Resources Center.
|Mark Manary, M.D.|
Mark Manary, M.D.
Mark Manary received a degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from MIT, and an M.D. from Washington University, where he is now a professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine. He worked in Tanzania after his residency training in 1985, and has spent 10 of the last 25 years in Africa. Since 1994, he has devoted himself to the treatment and alleviation of childhood malnutrition in Malawi. Manary is best known for his work in developing peanut butter-based, ready-to-use therapeutic food, which allows severely malnourished children to be treated at home. In addition to this field work, since 2005 he has been affiliated with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, where he works on improving cassava and peanuts for Africa. He is the founder of the not-for-profit Project Peanut Butter.
|Isabel Ordiz-Luis, Ph.D.|
Isabel Ordiz-Luis, Ph.D.
Isabel Ordiz-Luis received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from the University of Oviedo in Spain. She started working for Dr. Roger Beachy in 1997 at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, where in collaboration with Dr. Carlos Barbas they became the first team to demonstrate the application of synthetic six-zinc finger proteins to control gene expression in individual cells such as tobacco protoplast, and in the whole tobacco plant. In 1999,Ordiz-Luis moved to Saint Louis to continue working for Beachy at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and since 2010 she has worked at the Danforth Center with Manary.
|Peanut plant in root induction medium|