Company: International Alliance for Phytobiomes Alliance
Job title: Executive Director
Kellye Eversole, an expert in genome sequencing technologies and strategies for tackling complex organisms, has led, since 1994, public-private projects to obtain reference genome sequences for agriculturally important crop, livestock, and poultry species. Since 2005, she has led the international, public-private project (www.wheatgenome.org) to obtain a reference sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat genome and since 2016, she has led the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research (www.phytobiomesalliance.org). Her research interests include developing real-time, in-field microbial and metagenomic sequencing platforms, convergent research combining biological and geophysical science, and artificial intelligence solutions for use in agricultural research, production, and management. She is working with regulatory agencies, industry, and academia to develop a regulatory science roadmap for facilitating the commercialization of microbial products. She has pioneered the development of pre-competitive, multidisciplinary, industry-academic research in agricultural genomics, biotechnology, and information technology.