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  • Apel, Klaus

      • Technology Area: Flowering
      • Title: Combination of genes for the regulation of the induction of flowering in useful and ornamental plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 11/200,465
      • Publication: Plant J 2000Plant J 19999
  • Charles Arntzen

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Vectors and Methods for Immunization Agents Against Norovirus Using Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,879,338
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Plant MSH2 Genes and Use
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,906,243
      • Technology Area: Plant-produced proteins
      • Title: Orally Immunogenic Bacterial Enterotoxins Expressed in Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): PCT/US1999/030747
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Hugh Mason
      • Technology Area: Plant-produced proteins
      • Title: Methods and Compositions for Contraception Using Plant-Derived Contraceptives
      • US Patent/Application(s): PCT/US2002/011693
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Hugh Mason
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Gene Expression
      • Title: Gemini Virus Vectors for Gene Expression in Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,392,121
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Protein Production
      • Title: Expression of Recombinant Human Acetylcholinesterase in Transgenic Tomatoes
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,770,799
      • Publication: Exclusively licensed
  • Gary Blissard

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Baculovirus Cloning System
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,750,383
      • Publication: J Virol 1996
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Baculoviruses With Enhanced Virion Production and a Method for the Production of Baculoviruses (for Retrovirus)
      • US Patent/Application(s): 13/231,324
      • Publication: J Virol 2008
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Baculoviruses With Enhanced Virion Production and a Method for the Production of Baculoviruses (for Baculovirus)
      • US Patent/Application(s): 12/667,956
      • Publication: J Virol 2008
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: A GP64 Null Baculovirus Pseudotyped with Heterologous envelope proteins for gene therapy
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,858,205
      • Publication: J Virol 2001
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: A GP64 Null Baculovirus Pseudotyped with Heterologous envelope proteins
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,607,912
      • Publication: J Virol 2001
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Stable Cell Resistant to Apoptosis and Nutrient Stress and Methods of Making Same (p35-Sf9 cell line)
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,405,038
      • Publication: IVCDBA 2001
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Robert (Bob) Granados
  • Carmen Catala

      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: Carbohydrate binding plant hydrolases which alter plant cell walls
      • US Patent/Application(s): 12/665,893
      • Publication: JBC 2007
  • Jim Giovannoni

      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: Ripening inhibition in the tomato Green-ripe mutant results from ectopic expression of a novel protein which disrupts ethylene signal transduction
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,947,867
      • Publication: PNAS 2006
      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: Endo-1,4-.beta.-glucanase genes and their use in plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,585,545
      • Publication: Plant J 1998
      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: NOR gene for use in manipulation of fruit quality and ethylene response
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,762,347
      • Publication: Plant Cell 2004
      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: Rin gene compositions and methods for use thereof
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,787,687
      • Publication: Science 2002
      • Technology Area: Fruit Quality
      • Title: Banana MADS-Box Genes for Banana Ripening Control
      • US Patent/Application(s): Provisional
      • Publication: J Exp Bot 2010
  • Robert (Bob) Granados

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Stable Cell Resistant to Apoptosis and Nutrient Stress and Methods of Making Same (p35-Sf9 cell line)
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,405,038
      • Publication: Springer Link
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Gary Blissard
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Method of Adapting Anchorage-Dependent Cell Lines to Suspension Conditions
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,348,877
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Insect
      • Title: Invertebrate Intestinal Mucin cDNA & Related Products & Methods
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,187,558
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Insect
      • Title: Gene Coded for a Polypeptide Which Enhances Virus Infection of Host Insects
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,475,090
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Gene Coded for a Polypeptide Which Enhances Virus Infection of Host Insects
      • US Patent/Application(s): 9,965,059
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Establishment of New Cell Lines from Pseudoletia unipuncta with Differential Responses to Baculovirus Infection
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,686,305
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Insect
      • Title: DNA Sequence Coding for Enhancin Polypeptide which Enhances Virus Infection of Host Insects
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,717,069
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Clonal Cell Lines Derived from BTI-TN-5B1-4
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,179,648
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: Cell Lines: Tn-4B31; Tn-4B
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,403,375
  • Maria Harrison

      • Technology Area: Yield Inputs
      • Title: Plants with increased phosphorous uptake
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,417,181
      • Technology Area: Yield Inputs
      • Title: Plant phytase genes and methods of use
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,557,265
      • Publication: Planta 2005
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Gene Expression
      • Title: MtHP promoter element
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,056,743
      • Publication: Mol Breed 2005
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Gene Expression
      • Title: Root-specific phosphate transporter promoters
      • US Patent/Application(s): 12/257,276
      • Publication: Plant Bio 2006
  • Patrick Hughes

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Insect Cell Lines for Protein Production
      • Title: High Density Rearing System for Larvae
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,351,643
  • Georg Jander

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Methods of screening compounds useful for prevention of infection or pathogenicity
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,166,270
  • Dan Klessig

      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Salicylic acid induced map kinase and its use for enhanced disease resistance in plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,977,442
      • Publication: Plant Cell 1997PNAS 1998
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Salicylic Acid Binding Protein (SABP2)
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,169,966
      • Publication: PNAS 2003
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Methods for determining specificity of RNA silencing and for genetic analysis of the silenced gene or protein
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,592,504
      • Publication: Plant J 2006
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Methods and compositions for improving salicylic acid-independent systemic acquired disease resistance in plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,495,737
      • Publication: Plant J 1998
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Method of using a pathogen-activatable map kinase to enhance disease resistance in plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,765,128
      • Publication: PNAS 1998
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: High-affinity salicylic acid-binding protein and methods of use
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,136,552
      • Publication: Plant Physiol 1997
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Genes Associated with enhanced disease resistance in plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,939,601
      • Publication: PNAS 1996
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Compositions and methods for the generation of disease-resistant crops
      • US Patent/Application(s): PCT/US2012/043976
      • Publication: None
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Assays to identify inducers of plant defense resistance
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,989,846
      • Publication: Science 1993
  • Rob Last

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Gene Expression
      • Title: Methods and Compositions for Enhancing the Expression of Genes in Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,861,277
  • Greg Martin

      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Nucleic acids encoding proteins with pathogen resistance activity and plants transformed therewith
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,138,569
      • Publication: EMBO 2003
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Gene conferring disease resistance to plants by responding to an avirulence gene in plant pathogens
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,648,599
      • Publication: Science 1993
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Nucleic acids encoding proteins with pathogen resistance activity and plants transformed therewith
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,653,533
      • Publication: EMBO 1997
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Bacterial effector proteins which inhibit programmed cell death
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,888,467
      • Publication: PNAS 2002
      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Host Proteins Engineered to Resist Interference by Pathogen Virulence Proteins
      • US Patent/Application(s): Provisional
      • Publication: Cell Host & Microbe 2011
  • Hugh Mason

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Vectors and Cells for Preparing Immunoprotective Compositions Derived from Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,407,802
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Vectors and Cells for Preparing Immunoprotective Compositions Derived from Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,132,291
      • Technology Area: Plant-produced proteins
      • Title: Orally Immunogenic Bacterial Enterotoxins Expressed in Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): PCT/US1999/030747
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Charles Arntzen
      • Technology Area: Plant-produced proteins
      • Title: Methods and Compositions for Contraception Using Plant-Derived Contraceptives
      • US Patent/Application(s): PCT/US2002/011693
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Charles Arntzen
      • Technology Area: Plant-produced proteins
      • Title: Expression of Immunogenic Hepatitis B Surface Antigens in Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,551,820
  • Greg May

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Plant MSH2 Genes and Use
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,906,243
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Charles Arntzen
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Gene Expression
      • Title: Banana Proteins, DNA & DNA Regulatory Elements Associated with Fruit Development
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,284,946
  • Eric Richards

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Methods and Compositions for Determining Methylation Profiles
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,186,512
      • Publication: None
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: DNA methylation gene from plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,153,741
      • Publication: Nat Genet 1999
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology
      • Title: Artificial Chromosome Vector
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,270,201
      • Publication: Cell 1988
  • Frank Schroeder

  • Richard (Dick) Staples

      • Technology Area: Biotic Stress – Disease
      • Title: Molecular Cloning of a Complimentary DNA Sequence Encoding a Cuticle Degrading Protease Produced by Entomophathogenic Fungi
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,962,765
  • Joyce Van Eck

      • Technology Area: Nutritional Quality
      • Title: Or gene and its use in manipulating carotenoid content and composition in plants and other organisms
      • US Patent/Application(s): 8,071,841
      • Publication: J Exp Botany 2008
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Vectors and Cells for Preparing Immunoprotective Compositions Derived from Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,132,291
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Hugh Mason
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Virus, Vaccines
      • Title: Vectors and Cells for Preparing Immunoprotective Compositions Derived from Transgenic Plants
      • US Patent/Application(s): 7,407,802
      • Additional Lead Inventor(s): Hugh Mason
  • H. Alan Wood

      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Protein Production
      • Title: Sialylation of N-Linked Glycoproteins in the Baculovirus Expression Vector System
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,472,175
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Protein Production
      • Title: Sialylation of N-Linked Glycoproteins in the Baculovirus Expression Vector System
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,261,805
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Protein Production
      • Title: A Stable Pre-Occluded Virus Particle for Use in Recombinant Protein Production and Pesticides
      • US Patent/Application(s): 6,090,379
      • Publication: Exclusively licensed
      • Technology Area: Enabling Technology – Protein Production
      • Title: A Stable Pre-Occluded Virus Particle for Use in Recombinant Protein Production and Pesticides
      • US Patent/Application(s): 5,593,669
      • Publication: Exclusively licensed