Professor of Viticulture

Gregory Gambetta was born and raised in northern California where he received an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a PhD in Plant Biology, both from UC Davis. His previous experiences have included working as researcher, science-policy advisor, and educator. Through his work he has been recognized as a Fulbright scholar, U.S. NSF award recipient, and California Council on Science and Technology fellow. Currently, he is a professor of viticulture working as part of both Bordeaux Sciences Agro and the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin. His research is focused on three primary areas:
1- the control of ripening processes, specifically veraison, and how environment and stress impact berry development and berry composition;
2- rootstock effects on scion physiology especially with regard to root water uptake and adaptation to stress (drought, salt, etc.);
3- vine hydraulics and water relations at the cell, organ, and whole plant levels.