Fayaz Khazi, Ph.D.

President, PlantSciences

Fayaz Khazi, Ph.D. is the President of Precision’s Plant Sciences. He most recently served as the CEO of Keygene USA, a leading agricultural biotechnology company where he led R&D efforts in the Americas including plant breeding, agricultural biotechnology, food ingredients, and sustainable biofuels. Fayaz studied molecular genetics at Auburn University and was trained as a HHMI post-doctoral fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania. He then became the founding Director of Translational Medicine at Intrexon Corporation where he held several executive leadership positions and helped to launch a successful Intrexon IPO before moving on the become the CEO of KeyGene USA. At Precision, Fayaz continues to pursue new possibilities at the interface of human health and agricultural innovation using the ARCUS platform. When he is not at Precision, Fayaz enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and his dog.