Dr. Cholani Weebadde, assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture, will speak on Thursday, November 17th at 4:10 pm in A149 PSSB, Michigan State University. Dr. Weebadde's international work involves "building capacity in developing countries on agricultural development related issues, collaborative research project and program management, team building and human resource development, and institutional development and networking." Her research areas include plant breeding and genetics and molecular breeding and genomics. She conducts training programs in agricultural biotechnology, environmental biosafety and food safety, intellectual property rights, and technology transfer. Dr. Weebadde earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and her doctorate from MSU.