Dr. Gladis Zinati
Director of Vegetable Systems Trial, Rodale Institute
Dr. Gladis Zinati is the Director of the Vegetable Systems Trial at Rodale Institute and a Soil Scientist and Horticulturist. Her research focuses on linking soil health to crop and human health by evaluating the impact of cropping systems and management practices on nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, and vegetable nutrient density. Dr. Zinati has 30 years of experience, conducting research on no-till practices, fertilizers, cover crops, compost formulations, and biological tools to improve soil and crop health.
Prior to joining Rodale Institute in 2012, Dr. Zinati served as Extension Specialist for Nursery Crops at Rutgers University; Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Project Manager at the University of Florida. Dr. Zinati earned her Ph.D. in Soil Fertility-Soil Science from Michigan State University; a M.S. in Horticulture from the American University of Beirut; a B.S. in General Agriculture and Agriculture Engineering from the American University of Beirut.