Expert Spotlight: Paula Prieto, Ph.D.

In our Expert Spotlight series, we focus on our AgriThority® talent and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll learn about their global travels, and the crops, technologies and innovations they research.
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As AgriThority® Product Development & Project Coordinator Associate, I apply my knowledge in biostimulants, inoculants, fungicides as well as my understanding of business needs and market trends to our EMEA clients. I’m passionate about bringing science and research closer to farmers and proving the efficacy of new technologies.

The best memories from my childhood were family holidays at my grandparents’ farm, surrounded by country life. This inspired me to be in constant contact with nature and study biology. For my final degree project, I contacted a research group from the Agronomy University and worked on the canopy effects on the regulation of assimilates remobilization in barley plants. Afterward, I received my Ph.D. in wheat ecophysiology in Spain, studying the physiological determinants of fertile florets, the variation between elite cultivars and the effects of PPD and EPS genes.

My academic background showed me a different way to think, to ask questions, to define methods, to test hypotheses, to be detail oriented and finally to be analytical. I brought that mindset to my career where I worked for AgIdea, a CRO in LATAM, as an Ecophysiology and modes of action Project Manager, and then as the Efficacy Trials Coordinator.

At AgriThority®, I’m driven to combine my interests in the environment, community, research, production and economics while working with exciting, novel agricultural technologies and forming lasting relationships with clients in EMEA.

When your new innovation is ready for development, turn to AgriThority® for the scientific business, market and product expertise that can make the difference between a great idea and a breakthrough. Our global footprint, combined with our deep understanding of market and producer dynamics, helps you leap hurdles to move your innovation from the laboratory to market.