Dr. Michael Braverman, IR-4, Retiring

Dear Colleagues and Cooperators

As some of you may already be aware, I will be retiring from Rutgers University as of August 1st. Concurrently, I wanted to announce my retirement from IR-4 on August 1st, 2024.

I have enjoyed working with and getting to know all of you over the last 25+ years with Rutgers and IR-4. A few of you may know that I actually started conducting IR-4 research  conducting field residue studies over 30 years ago and as a lab analyst over 40 years ago.

I am most happy to have been able to transform university and USDA research into EPA registered biopesticides such as  aflatoxin management, several biotechnology related initiatives, Chestnut Blight and most recently battling citrus greening. In addition, teaching global partners about GLP research and the establishment of CODEX MRLs. Finally, I would like to thank the many growers I have worked with.

I will miss many of you. May our paths cross again in the future.


Michael Braverman, Ph.D.

Manager Biopesticide, Organic and

International Capacity Building Programs.


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Plant Biology Department

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

59 Dudley Road

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525

Foran Hall, George H. Cook Campus