Alan B. Bennett
Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences
Offices and Labs
1117 Plant Reproductive Biology
Profile IntroductionProfessor Alan Bennett is a member of the Plant Sciences Department at UC Davis and founding Executive Director of the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA). His research and publications range from plant cell wall disassembly to public policy issues for agriculture.
|1982||PhD||Plant Biology||Cornell University|
|1977||BS||Plant Physiology||University of California, Davis|
Molecular biology of tomato fruit development and ripening; cell wall disassembly; intellectual property rights in agriculture; university-based innovation.
Senior Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology (Elected 2006)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Elected 2005)
ISI Most Cited Author in Plant and Animal Sciences
CBS Grad Group Affiliations
Integrated Genetics and Genomics
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Specialties / Focus
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics
- Environmental and Integrative Biology
Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS
Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group
Bennett Laboratory website
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Rose J.C., Bennett A.B. 1999. Cooperative disassembly of the cellulose-xyloglucan network of plant cell walls: Parallels between cell expansion and fruit ripening. Trends in Plant Sci. 4:176-183.
Graff G.D., Cullen S.E., Bradford K.J., Zilberman D., Bennett A.B. 2003. The public-private structure of intellectual property ownership in agricultural biotechnology. Nature Biotech. 21:989-995.
Boettiger S., Bennett A.B. 2006. Bayh-Dole: If we knew then what we know now. Nature Biotech. 24:320-324.
Cantu D., Vicente A.R., Greve L.C., Dewey F.M., Bennett A.B., Labavitch J.M., Powell A.L.T. 2008. The intersection between cell wall disassembly, ripening and fruit susceptibility to B. cinerea. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105:859-864.
Bennett A.B. 2010. History of the world – through the eyes of a plant breeder. Science 329:391-392
Bennett A.B. 2010. Food Security: Translational agriculture. Science 328:429.
Powell A.L.T., Nguyen C.V., Hill T., Cheng K-L.L., Figueroa-Balderas R., Aktas H., Ashrafi H., Pons C., Fernandez-Munioz R., Vicente A., Lopez-Baltazar J., Barry C.S., Liu Y., Chetelat R., Granell A., Van Deynze A., Giovannoni J.J., Bennett A.B. 2012. Uniform ripening (U) encodes a Golden 2-like transcription factor regulating tomato fruit chloroplast development. Science 336:1711-1715.
Jefferson D., Graff G., Chi-Ham C., Bennett A.B. 2015. The emergence of agbiogenerics. Nature Biotech 33:819-823.