September 29, 2016

Dr. Barry Russell


October 14, 2016

 What Is Plant Gnotobiology?

Fall Quarter, 2015

Growing Food to Feed and Nourish the Planet



                       WATCH TALK (13:51 min) 

Rajnish Khanna is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. His scientific credentials, which include a doctorate from Purdue University in Plant Molecular Biology, a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of California, Berkeley and lead scientist in a plant biotechnology company have lead him to a deep interest in how environmental signals influence plant growth and crop performance in the field.

​For The Love Of Food

Rajnish Khanna

Maxime Bilet

Heather Cartwright

Sarah Wally

In partnership with: Mycotoo

Invited Seminar 

February 12, 2015

3000 Campus Hill Drive Livermore

CA 94551-7623

For The Love Of Food

Rajnish Khanna, Ph.D., plant scientist and entrepreneur, co-founder of I-Cultiver, Inc.; TerreLocal application; and scientist with the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. The agricultural and food industries have to adapt responsibly to the changes expected in future demands and growth environments. For this, public knowledge and participation is essential in bringing a meaningful change. New ways of thinking, new methods using natural materials, and new opportunities will lead this change. How can students and job seekers take advantage of these opportunities? Dr. Khanna combines his expertise as a scientist and entrepreneur to revolutionize how food is grown, discovered, accessed and consumed for better global health. 

 Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series



March 17, 2015

 We Are What We Eat: The Food and Agricultural Science Program

November, 2016

333 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA 94110

i-Cultiver Technology Competence Education    
Mission: To impart technical competence through flexibility and connectivity, regardless of the time spent on the bench or grade obtained on a test. The enabling strategy is an amalgamation of blended learning, internships, project-based and community-needs driven program and dual enrollment in early college high school. Technical competence education will create multiple career and occupation skills. It will facilitate an environment to refresh teachers’ skills and customize creativity and innovation. It’s not a pathway to an old profession, it is a field for growth and development for the entire community.


September 20, 2014

California Academy of Sciences


Bacteria On Plant Surfaces   
Kutschera, U. and Khanna, R. (2016)

Even professional biologists have never heard the word "Gnotobiology", despite the fact that a major monograph was published on this topic in 1963. i-Cultiver scientists Ulrich Kutschera and Rajnish Khanna have summarized the history and current status of this key discipline, with reference to agriculture

 Bridging The Skills Gap: A Tri-Valley Strategy

 Targeting Education to Meet Career and Job Prospects In Agriculture and Hospitality Sectors

For More Information Contact

Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive Livermore

CA 94551-7623

The Rural Community College Alliance Conference  
Wednesday September 28 - Friday  September 30, 2016
at the Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama

Monthly Board Meeting

Innovate Pleasanton

4464 Willow Rd. Suite 103. Pleasanton, CA 94588

Chris Chandler

​Executive Director