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Julia Bailey-Serres


Julia Bailey-Serres is Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and Director of the Center for Plant Cell Biology at the University of California, Riverside. She is also Professor of Rice Physiology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Her honors include member of the US National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists and recipient of the USDA National Research Initiatives Discovery Award.

Dr. Bailey-Serres is recognized for the in-depth dissection of the function of SUBMERGENCE 1A gene, responsible for survival of rice plants under prolonged submergence as evidenced by its successful use in breeding programs that has led to stabilizing rice grain yield in flood-prone regions of Asia.