Dr. Steven Slater is Vice President for Product Research and Development at Terramera. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University through 1995. He joined Monsanto in 1996 and held a variety of senior science positions, being appointed as a Monsanto Fellow in 2002.
In 2004, he left Monsanto for a tenured faculty position at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, AZ. After nearly five years at ASU, he moved to the University of Wisconsin, where he led scientific programs for six years at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, a $25M/year DOE-funded program focused on production of cellulosic biofuels.
In 2013, he joined Midwestern BioAg as Vice President for Research and Development, and in 2017 he joined Terramera. He remains a scientific advisor to Midwestern BioAg and several other agricultural focused companies.