I am interested in finding, evaluating and developing new Ag and Food technologies. From 2007 to 2016 I lead Monsanto’s Biotechnology Prospecting Team looking for innovative opportunities to support the Monsanto technology portfolio. From 1999 to 2007 I was with Renessen LLC as V.P. of Product Development & Technology where I lead the technology, product development and regulatory science functions for Renessen. I started my industrial research with Agracetus, Inc. from 1987 to 1999. I received my Ph.D. from Rice University in microbial gene expression, and did a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University.