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TUCKER, William T

TUCKER, William T Photograph William T. Tucker was born in the U.K. and educated in Australia. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Queensland. Dr. Tucker has held postdoctoral research fellowships at Stanford University (with Professor Stanley Cohen) and at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

Dr. Tucker’s career has focused on agricultural biotechnology. During his ten-year tenure with Advanced Genetic Sciences, and later its successor organization, DNA Plant Technology, he worked first as a research scientist, and later in technology management and business development. He then joined Applera Corporation (Applied Biosystems in Foster City, California), where he was part of the team that licensed PCR technology for commercial applications. Dr. Tucker then joined the business development team at the agricultural genomics unit of Celera Genomics, where he sought out agricultural applications of molecular marker technology, high throughput sequencing, and related genomics platforms. He continued this work when Paradigm Genetics (based in North Carolina) acquired the plant-related part of Celera’s agricultural genomics business.

In 2003, Dr. Tucker joined the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), in Oakland, California, where he focused on the licensing of plant varieties developed by scientists at U.C. Davis and U.C. Riverside. Since 2004, Dr. Tucker has been the Executive Director of Research Administration and Technology Transfer at UCOP.

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