Stephen Jones is s a wheat breeder, the Director of the The Bread Lab and holds The Clif Bar & King Arthur Flour Endowed Chair in Organic Grain Breeding & Innovation. Stephen has a PhD in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and teaches graduate courses in advanced classical genetics and in the history and ethics of genetics at Washington State University. His first wheat crop was on five acres at Chico State University’s student farm in 1977. Together with his graduate students and staff he breeds wheat and other grains for local uses to be grown on small farms in the coastal West, the upper Northeast and other regions of the country. The Bread Lab is a place for discovery where scientists, bakers, chefs, farmers, maltsters, brewers, distillers and millers experiment with improved flavor, nutrition, functionality and affordability of regional and obscure wheats, barley, other small grains and beans.