Dr. Ana Bailey

Ana  received her B. S. degree in Biology from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, her M.S. in Plant Pathology from the Colegio Superior de Agracultura Tropical in Tobasco, Mexico, and her Ph. D. in Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside. Her expertise is in applied and molecular plant pathology, particularly with diseases caused by soil borne fungi and bacteria.

 For 20 years she was a Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) in Irapuato, Mexico. She has served as Principal Investigator on numerous grants throughout her academic career, funded by agencies such as AID, CONACYT (the Mexican Agency for Science and Technology), AgBio companies, Sanford Scientific, Inc. New York, and grower organizations. She has served as a grant reviewer for CONACYT, for UC-MEXUS (joint University of California and CONACYT funding program), and reviewed numerous publications for international journals.

 Her major scientific achievements include describing the early events in host parasite interactions for fungal pathogens and working with local grower organizations to diagnose diseases and develop practical disease control methods. She has collaborated with scientists from 5 different countries and has authored seven book chapters and over 40 refereed publications. 

Dr. Bailey is a co-founder of Venganza, joined Venganza full time in 2006 and was Co-Project Director on a successful NSF Phase I award in 2006.