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Jyoti Taneja is the founder and CEO of Varada Agriculture Inc. As a project scientist at UC Berkeley, she developed an RNAi fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapevines. Before that, Taneja completed a Ph.D. in life sciences at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research in New Delhi, and master’s and undergraduate degrees in biology and biotechnology at Chaudhary Charan Singh University in India. She has 15+ years of research experience with plant pathogens.