Martha Schlicher, PhD
Entrepreneur in Residence, BioGenerator
Martha Schlicher currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Resident at BioGenerator, a part of BioSTL focused on growing the regional AgriFoodTech ecosystem. To-date this has included co-founding Susterco, a seed stage agricultural company utilizing seasoned agricultural executives to advance new sustainability innovations in agriculture; Solis Agrosciences, an agricultural crop transformation and gene editing services company; and serving as the CEO of both Plastomics, Inc. and Impetus Agricultural Co. Martha has more than 30 years of global life sciences experience leading the identification, development, commercialization, strategy, marketing and financing of early to late stage agricultural technologies as an Executive at Monsanto and Mallinckrodt as well as startups in the agricultural sustainability space. She serves on the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of publicly traded GreenLight Bio, as a Biosciences Expert Advisory Committee Member to Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and as a past advisor to the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernie Moniz. She has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from Northwestern University.