Daniel Stauffer, PhD

Sr.Scientist, Payload Optimization and Gene Delivery – Elo


Daniel is a synthetic biologist for Precision’s food and agriculture subsidiary, Elo Life Systems. He received his PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Notre Dame, studying transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodeling. He then completed a postdoc at the Vollum Institute studying epigenetic gene silencing and cell cycle checkpoints. Daniel went on to serve as Director of DNA and RNA MOD Design at the Intrexon Corporation where he was responsible for their modular vector architecture, vector design and gene delivery technologies designing gene expression platforms for over 13 different species platforms. Dan continues that work at Elo facilitating gene expression and gene delivery in plant systems. When not sitting in front of a computer at Elo, Dan enjoys the outer banks and blue ridge of North Carolina as an amateur photographer.

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