John Salmeron, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Translational Agriculture

John has enjoyed working in plant biotechnology for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Precision, he helped launch Intrexon’s agricultural research division, and led research teams at Syngenta focused on trait and genomic technology development. His postdoctoral work at Cal-Berkeley led to the cloning of one of the first disease resistance genes from plants. At home, John loves to cook for his family and create wine pairings. He earned an A.B. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D. in botany and genetics from Duke University, and is certified as a Project Management Professional.