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Yoram Kapulnik

Prof. Yoram Kapulnik is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD). He was the director-general of the Volcani Center in Israel (2011-2016) and prior to this position, he served as the head of numerous institutes within the Volcani Center. Born and raised in Israel, Prof. Kapulnik received his Ph.D in Soil Microbiology from the Hebrew University, and as a Fulbright Fellow completed his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Davis. A former employee at Israel's Ministry of Agriculture, much of his early work focused on the study of plant-microorganism interactions in the plant’s roots, and their impact on crop productivity. Later, he concentrated on identification and utilization of natural products produced by numerous plant species and their health benefits to humans.