Matt DiLeo, PhD

Director, Crop Innovations


Matt DiLeo is the Director of Crop Innovation on the PlantSciences team. He received his PhD in Plant Pathology from UC Davis and completed a postdoc at Cornell, where he studied the impact of silencing regulatory genes on the nutritional composition of the tomato fruit metabolome. Since, he’s developed agricultural omics discovery and testing platforms at KeyGene as well as at Novozymes as part of their BioAg partnership with Monsanto. When he’s not working on creating better crops, you’ll find him chasing around his two toddlers, lifting heavy things at the gym, and trying to get the bananas in his garden to produce fruit.

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