Plastomics Inc. Advisors:

Professor Ralph Bock, Ph.D.

Professor Ralph Bock, Ph.D. is a co-founder and serves as the chair of the Scientific Advisory Board.  Dr. Bock is the Director at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Pottsdam, Germany, heads the Organelle Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Ecophysiology Department, and runs laboratory research in “Organelle Biology and Biotechnology.”  He earned his Ph.D. from the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University and the Institute for Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany.  He is a member of National Academy of Science (Leopoldina) and EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization).

Jacqueline Heard, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board
Jacqueline Heard, Ph.D.  Currently a Partner at Anterra Capital, formerly of Monsanto Growth Ventures, Flagship Ventures, CEO Preceres, and R&D; Lead at Monsanto Company and Mendel Biotechnology.  She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board.

Duke Leahey, M.A.

Business Advisor
Duke Leahey, M.A. formerly Partner at Nidus Partners, Director at Pfizer, Monsanto Company, and Washington University Office of Technology currently serves as a business advisor.

Ralph Quatrano, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board
Ralph Quatrano, Ph.D.  Currently Spencer T. Olin Professor Emeritus at Washington University, Founder and Board Director of MoGene LLC, Partner at Lewis & Clark Ventures.  He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board.

Chris Danforth M.B.A

General Business Advisor
Chris Danforth M.B.A, Currently General Partner for Cultivation Capital and The YieldLab is a general business advisor.