Jeff Wolt

Jeff Wolt is Professor Emeritus of Agronomy at Iowa State University where he was affiliated with the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) and served as the co-director of the Crop Bioengineering Center. As an agricultural risk analyst, Wolt focuses on the evaluation and communication of the risks and benefits associated with the products and processes of new technologies in plant agriculture. His research seeks to apply formal risk analysis approaches in biotechnology with efforts keyed to genome engineering for novel plant traits; plants as production systems for novel proteins; and food and environmental safety issues pertaining to genetically engineered plants and their products. Wolt additionally trains and consults on biosafety risk assessment for interested and affected parties locally, nationally, and internationally. He has taught graduate courses in risk assessment and regulatory toxicology and an undergraduate course in agricultural sustainability; and he currently teaches food safety as a contributing professor to the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Wolt is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. He has a B.S. degree from Colorado State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Auburn University.
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