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Pablo Sobron

July 25, 2022

Pablo Sobron leads a team of scientists and engineers in delivering solutions to explore and study the deep sea and deep space. Their technology innovations are used, among others, to search for life on other planets and resources on the Moon, survey biodiversity and clean-tech minerals in the seafloor, measure and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions…

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Natalie Self

July 25, 2022

Natalie Self, MSW, SHRM-CP is the Senior Vice President of Equitable Economic Impact at the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, Missouri. In this role, Natalie builds strategies, capacity and partnerships to ensure Cortex leverages its 200 acre innovation community to narrow the racial wealth gap in the St. Louis region. Natalie brings an extensive…

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Martha Schlicher, PhD

July 25, 2022

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;…

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Justin Raymundo

July 25, 2022

Justin Raymundo serves as the Director of Workforce Strategy, where they lead the strategy for talent development and deployment for the bioscience industry in the St. Louis region. Justin brings a deep history of leading multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships for inclusive and equitable workforce development and global talent pipelines. Previously, they managed Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International…

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Allison Miller, PhD

July 25, 2022

Allison Miller is a Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Professor in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University, and a Research Associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Since September 2021 she has served as the Director for the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute, a five-year, $12.5…

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Vasit Sagan, PhD

July 25, 2022

Vasit Sagan is Acting Director of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI), Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University (SLU), and Director of SLU’s Remote Sensing Lab. Sagan leads the TGI’s efforts to harness the power of partnership with industry, government agencies, and research entities to develop geospatial research…

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Rebecca Bart, PhD

July 25, 2022

Becky Bart is an Associate Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Her research focuses on the complicated interactions between plants, microbes and the environment and encompasses disease-causing microbes such as bacteria and viruses and the less well understood multitude of beneficial microbes that associate with plants. Becky’s team applies computational,…

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Julie Borlaug

July 25, 2022

For 18 years, Julie Borlaug has successfully worked in international agricultural development, agricultural communications, external and corporate relations. As granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, she works to champion his legacy and lend a voice to his desire to see more successful collaborative partnerships across sectors and scientific disciplines to bring better and faster innovation to…

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Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer

June 7, 2022

Matt is a Vice President at Lewis and Clark AgriFood. Prior to Matt’s role at Lewis and Clark, he was a Principal at Cultivation Capital and Yield Lab, helping build an AgTech related investment fund. Matt led the launch of the Yield Lab Europe, an agriculture technology venture fund and accelerator based in Ireland. Matt…

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Tony White

Tony White

April 27, 2022

Tony White is a well-established, lauded businessman in St. Louis. He is currently the founder and CEO of Tony’s Family Farms based in Chesterfield, delivering thousands of pounds of hyper-fresh, mouth-watering produce year-round to chefs and workplaces in the St. Louis area. Prior to this, Tony’s career as a results-driven visionary executive took him across…

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