Dr. Joe Bischoff joined the agriculture and natural resources team at Cornerstone Government Affairs following his work in government and regulatory affairs for the horticulture industry where he focused on the intersection of federal programs and science-based solutions to plant health and crop production challenges. Joe has served on a number of scientific committees and review panels including the National Invasive Species Council’s Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Previously, Dr. Bischoff was with the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) where he was National Mycologist and Lead Scientist on the APHIS Intercepted Plant Pathogen Sequence Initiative (IPPSI).
Following the completion of his doctoral degree from Rutgers University, Joe was the Fungal Taxonomist with GenBank, the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) genetic sequence database. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and in 2011 was awarded the USDA-APHIS’s Deputy Administrator’s Safeguarding Award, for his “exceptional work in safeguarding America’s agricultural and natural resources.”