COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Bill F. McCutchen has been named interim deputy associate director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, according to Elsa A. Murano, vice chancellor for Texas A&M Agriculture and Experiment Station director.

McCutchen will work with the Texas A&M University System’s Office of Technology Commercialization to facilitate the development of intellectual property from Experiment Station research, with special emphasis on biological sciences.

He earned his bachelor’s in 1987 and master’s in 1989, both in entomology, from Texas A&M University. His doctorate in entomology is from the University of California-Davis in 1993.

McCutchen comes to the Experiment Station from DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred, where he was crop protection and herbicide product coordinator. He is credited with having “the vision, innovation and leadership that propelled a new generation of dual-herbicide tolerant transgenic crops such as corn, soybeans, cotton and a new generation weed management program,” Murano said.

“We look forward to having Dr. McCutchen provide that same type of insight and leadership for the Experiment Station as we seek to market the technology and discoveries of our researchers throughout the state,” Murano added.