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John Salmeron, Ph.D.

John Salmeron is the Managing Director of S Research Partners LLC, a strategic consulting business working with agtech companies to maximize value from their R&D assets. John held research leadership positions at Syngenta, Intrexon and Precision Biosciences, in seed product development, genomics and genome editing. He was a member of the winning team for the Syngenta Purpose Award, for a novel approach to molecular marker discovery.

John is an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. At Chapel Hill he teaches Careers In Biotechnology, giving students exposure to industry professionals and information on career paths.

John earned his A.B. degree at Washington University in St. Louis, his Ph.D. at Duke University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, where he isolated one of the first disease resistance genes from plants. He is a Project Management Professional as certified by the Project Management Institute.