Dr. Anthony H. C. Huang B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Center for Plant Cell Biology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Date and Time:
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Social Hour, 6:15 pm and Dinner, 7:00 pm
Sunset Room, Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 Via San Clemente,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-4500)
$50/per person including: Dinner menu, facility/service & tax/decoration/program book
The lecture GMO crops/food at the Chinese American Faculty Association (CAFA) annual convention will describe the initiation, advances, present status and projected future of GMO crops/food. Evolving policies in dealing with GMO by different nations, especially the U.S., will be explained. Public opinions on GMO will be assessed. The lecture will contain no hardcore science, with the intention that those in the audience without a science background will comprehend most/all of the contents.
Anthony Huang is Professor in Dept of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside (1988-present). He was Director of the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (1/2010-12/2012). He was born in Mainland China, raised in Hong Kong (high schooling at Queen’s College), college-educated in Taiwan (National Taiwan U.) and granted Ph.D. by the U. of California, Santa Cruz. Afterward, he was a faculty member at the U. of South Carolina (-1988). His research has centered on the cell and molecular biology of plants, including seed oils and proteins, pollen formation and male sterility, and photosynthesis. He has been active in voluntary teaching and giving public lectures, which have included The Fascination of Life (a course for 5th and 6th graders in Gifted and Talented Program at a local school, 4 years), a crash course of AP Biology at a local high school (weekends, one semester), Plants and Human Affairs (a formal course for senior citizens, 1 quarter), Biofuels–Facts and Myths, Molecular Farming, What Cooking Oils You Should Use and GMO crops/food.