Who we are

We are a determined group of international scientists who collaborate pro bono to train and mentor early-career scientists. With a combined more than 200 years of experience, we are eager to share what we know and empower the next generation of scientists to build upon it.

BTF Board of Directors

Fred Cholick, President and Chair of the Board

Fred Cholick, President and Chair of the Board

Jeanie Borlaug Laube, Vice President

Jeanie Borlaug Laube, Vice President

Rollie Sears, Treasurer

Rollie Sears, Treasurer

Ron DePauw

Ron DePauw

Roy Cantrell

Roy Cantrell

Hans J. Braun

Hans J. Braun

Scott Haley,

Scott Haley,

Janet Lewis

Janet Lewis

Jennifer Nelson, Secretary

Jennifer Nelson, Secretary

Ariel Obregón

Ariel Obregón

Amor Yahyaoui

Amor Yahyaoui

Kim Garland-Campbell

Kim Garland-Campbell

H. Jesse Dubin, BTF Advocate

H. Jesse Dubin, BTF Advocate