Award Name : World Food Prize
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Agriculture
Location : St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Dr. Robert T. Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto, who won the 2013 World Food Prize for "breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology"and the NAS Award for the Industrial Application of Science.After growing up on a small farm in Illinois, Fraley earned his Ph.D. degrees in microbiology and biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He then did post-doctoral research in biophysics at the University of California-San Francisco.