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David Sands PhD

MSU - Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Professor of Plant Pathology
Bozeman, MT
Dave Sands, in an alternate reality where plant cells are computers and he is a plant hacker, took five decades to crack the code using fungi, with the goal of killing weeds and replacing chemical herbicides. He is a disruptive innovator, avid reader, teacher/mentor, napkin poet, and tennis player.Research InterestsBiocontrol of Striga (Gates Funded) in Kenya.Gluten-free crops.Low glycemic crops.Bioprecipition (bacteria inciting rainfall).Teaching InterestsFounder of MSU Biotech CurriculumTeaches Intro to Biotech BIOB 105 (ca 160 students, mostly freshmen).TEDx-BozemanCinema ModeoffThe foxy story: From lab to farmer | Claire Sands Baker & Dr. David