Charles J. Arntzen, Ph.D.
Dr. Arntzen is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He received the USDA Award for Superior Service, and served as chairman of the National Biotechnology Policy Board of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Arntzen’s primary research interests have been in plant molecular biology and protein engineering, as well as the utilization of plant biotechnology for enhancement of food quality and value, for expression of pharmacologically active products in transgenic plants. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the development of plant-based vaccines for human disease prevention, and for disease prevention in animal agriculture.