Colorado researcher lands position on secretive bioterrorism board


Or in the case of Jan Leach, a distinguished professor of plant pathology at Colorado State University, right outside her greenhouse.
In 2008, after decades of working with a bacterium to improve rice plants, Leach was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the strain had been declared a “select agent,” meaning it could be used by a bioterrorist to threaten the public, plants or animals.