Dr. Goldburg has been responsible for Environmental Defense policy on a number of issues concerning agricultural biotechnology. Dr. Goldburg has authored a number of publications and lectured extensively on food safety, including allergenicity, and on environmental concerns associated with transgenic crops. She received her Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Gould's expertise is in the ecological, genetic, and chemical aspects of plant/herbivore interactions. In particular, he is conducting seminal work on resistance management strategies for transgenic crops containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal genes. Dr. Gould has served on several NRC committees including the Committee on the Future Role of Pesticides in Agriculture and on the Committee on Biological Pest and Pathogen Control. He was involved in the NRC report titled Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century (1995). Dr. Gould received his Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook.
Dr. Hodgson's areas of expertise are pesticide metabolism and toxicology. In particular, his lab studies the induction and mechanism of human and rodent cytochrome P450 isoforms in oxidizing agricultural chemicals. Dr. Hodgson has authored well-known basic textbooks of toxicology, A Textbook of Modern Toxicology and An Introduction to Biochemical Toxicology. He served on the NRC committee which authored the report Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet: A Comparison ofNaturally Occurring and Synthetic Substances (1996) and is the editor of the Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology. Dr. Hodgson received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University.