Author Bios of Dr. Barry Nadel

Bios for Dr. Barry Nadel

10 Second Bio

Worked summers on plant breeding station from 1965-1971

BSc in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis 1975.

MSc in Viticulture and Enology on Haploidy and Plant Tissue Culture from UC Davis 1975-1977.

Immigrated to Israel Aug. 1, 1977

PhD in plant genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, using plant tissue culture as a tool for selection for resistance to Mal Secco in Lemon.

Researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Horticulture. The use of plant tissue culture for mass reproduction and plant physiology.1985-1991.

CEO and Chief Scientist of Agecotec Ltd. 1991-2011. Breeding maize, squash, melon, watermelon, facus, tomato, and pepper (hot and sweet).

Contract research for startup domesticating an important wild plant that had been harvested to a point of extinction. The plant is an important source of an anti-cancer drug, 2011-2012

In 2013 began working for Breath of Life Ltd. a government-sanctioned medicinal Cannabis grower first as the chief agronomist and then as the chief scientist responsible for reproduction by plant tissue culture, agro-technical research and plant breeding.

2015-Isratech 1996 to present

 

2-line bio:

Author of the Hoshiyan Chronicles, plant breeder of vegetables and Cannabis, father of four and grandfather of nine

Short Bio:

Dr. Nadel’s background varies from anthropology, archeology, grapes and wine, plant breeding and plant tissue culture. He has published a number of scientific papers and reviews and has a book on home winemaking. He is currently a officially sanctioned breeder of medicinal Cannabis.Dr. Nadel is the father of three girls and one son. He is the grandfather of 5 girls and 4 boys. (www.drbarrynadel.com).

 

 

Medium Bio:

He was born in Texas (July 11, 1953), and grew up in San Jose, California. He studied for two years Archeology and Anthropology. In 1973 he switched to Enology and Viticulture, receiving his B.Sc. and M.Sc  from UC Davis. He made aliyah to Israel to do his PhD in plant genetics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University in Rehovot, which he received in 1981.

Dr. Nadel worked as a researcher in plant biotechnology and physiology for 6 years at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. He then founded a vegetable seed company for 22 years..

He served in the Army reserves for 13 years in the artillery.  Later he was a full-time volunteer for the Border Police, responsible for the security of Moshav Kfar Pines for 10 years.

In 2002 he remarried to Hadassah, the love of his life. She died in his arms July 20, 2004 of cancer. Hadassah was the catalyst for a total upheaval in his spiritual life. Hadassah became his teacher and he her student.

Dr. Nadel is currently chief scientist for a consortium medicinal Cannabis responsible for tissue culture, agro-technical research and plant breeding.

Dr. Nadel has three daughters, one son and nine grandchildren (5 girls and 4 boys). He is both divorced and a widower. He has been writing for over 35 years both scientific and non-fiction works. For 23 years Dr. Nadel has been writing fiction. He created the Hoshiyan Chronicles. It is a highly spiritual work based on the principles of Justice, Righteousness and Faith (www.drbnadel.com).

 

Long Bio:

Dr. Barry Nadel (Hebrew name: Eliezer Ber ben Daniel) has a great sense of humor. Two cannibals are eating together. The first one says, “I don’t like your mother-in-law.” The second cannibal answers, “that’s OK, just eat the French fries!”

He was born in Texas (July 11, 1953), and grew up in San Jose, California (before it was Silicon Valley, in a traditional home that was shomer Shabbat and kashrut. At the age of 12 began to work part-time at his father’s plant breeding station in Milpitas, Calif. for $0.25/hour. Between 1971-73 he studied Archeology and Anthropology and then switched to Enology and Viticulture, receiving his B.Sc. from UC Davis (1975) and then his M.Sc. in grape genetics in 1977. He was the first person to do grape tissue culture at UC Davis. In 1976 he won the Winkler Scholarship from the Dept. of Viticulture and Enology.

That same summer he made aliyah to Israel to do his PhD in plant genetics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University in Rehovot, which he received in 1981.

Dr. Nadel worked as a researcher in plant biotechnology and physiology for 6 years at the Faculty of Agriculture. He then founded his own small vegetable seed company for 22 years, responsible for plant breeding (plant sex), stock seed maintenance and seed production.

He served in the Army reserves for 13 years in the artillery (3 years in Lebanon, and 5 years of Intifada). Later he was a full-time volunteer for the Border Police, responsible for the security of Moshav Kfar Pines for 10 years.

In 2002 he remarried to Hadassah, from Manchester, England, the love of his life. With her he reached the spiritual heights of selfless love with no thought of compensation. She died in his arms July 20, 2004 of cancer. Hadassah was the catalyst for a total upheaval in his spiritual life. Hadassah became his teacher and he her student.

Dr. Nadel is currently chief scientist for a consortium medicinal Cannabis responsible for tissue culture, agro-technical research and plant breeding.

Dr. Nadel has three daughters, one son and nine grandchildren (5 girls and 4 boys). He is both divorced and a widower. He has been writing for over 35 years both scientific and non-fiction works. For the past 23 years Dr. Nadel has been writing fiction. In 2013 he decided to publish the  fiction project called the Hoshiyan Chronicles. It is a highly spiritual work based on the principles of Justice, Righteousness and Faith (www.drbarrynadel.com).

Dr. Nadel wrote an article about how to succeed at second marriages (https://sites.google.com/site/matrimonialadvise/) and a book about wine: Introduction to Kosher wine and Practical Home Winemaking  (http://drbarrynadel.com/sneak-previews.html)

Dr. Nadel is currently involved with a group that is working on a method of alternative medicine based on Jewish Scholars principle that all disease and ailments in man are symptoms of spiritual problems. Solve the spiritual problem and the physical problem will disappear.

 

Speaker Introduction:

I would like to introduce Dr. Barry Nadel.  Dr. Nadel is an author and plant geneticist. Born in Texas, he grew up in California. After finishing his BSc and MSc in Viticulture and Enology , he immigrated to Israel in 1977 to do his PhD.

Dr. Nadel was a researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture for 6 years and afterward a vegetable plant breeder for 22 years. He is currently breeding Medicinal Cannabis for a government-sanctioned grower in Israel.

His talks are always a mix of humor and serious spiritual content.  He is well-known for saying, “Everything that comes to our lives, comes to teach us something. Nothing is random and the Holy One Blessed be He is watching after us, even if we don’t understand it. He is the author of the Hoshiyan Chronicles.

After divorcing, he remarried the love of his life who died 28 months later in his arms of cancer. He speaks passionately about many subjects which he is familiar with from personal experience.

He is the father of three girls and one boy and in turn is the grandfather of 5 girls and 4 boys. Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Barry Nadel.

 

5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me:

  1. Fun fact. I tell funny jokes.
  2. Fun fact. I can wiggle my ears.
  3. Fun fact. I created a new word: Yababuchkis; when pronounced with a Russian accent, it sounds Russian, but it isn’t.
  4. Fun fact. My eldest grandson calls me Sababuchkis (Saba is the Hebrew word for Grandfather)
  5. Fun fact. When my family gets together we are four generations together.
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