Rachel Wells is the Project Manager for the BBSRC SLoLa Brassica and Rapeseed And Vegetable Optimization (BRAVO) project. BRAVO is working to understand the gene networks controlling developmental transitions, from vegetative growth, through to flowering and seed production. Rachel's current work involves the utilization of both natural and induced genetic variation and facilitating the translation of research from model species to crops. She promotes research using Brassica genetic resources in collaboration with industry, research institutes, and academia. Rachel's personal research interest is in Brassica pests with a focus on cabbage stem flea beetle.