Dan Joo, Ph.D. VP, Biology
Daniel is our VP of Biology. He brings to Oerth Bio 20+ years of expertise in both wet lab and dry lab sciences that are critical to innovation in emerging technology. Utilizing both approaches as the Director of Informatics, he has led genomics and bioinformatics efforts at AgraQuest, a biopesticide company, which was later acquired by Bayer Crop Science (BCS). Within BCS, he held various strategic positions in two separate technological divisions, Traits and Biologics, to identify and improve novel traits or microbes for controlling weeds, pests, and diseases. Prior to joining Oerth Bio, Dr. Joo was the Head of Microbiome Discovery at BASF. He also has 10 years of experience working for start-up biotech companies in human therapeutics. Dr. Joo received his B.A. in Biology and B.A.S. in Computer Science, both at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and conducted his postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.