CRISPR - OMICS - Fermentation - MCAN - IP - FTO
Tom is the Founder of Ramseier Biotech Consulting, Scientific Advisor at Karyosoft, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Ivy Tech Community College. He was most recently Microbial Strain Engineering Leader at Dow AgroSciences, where he directed multi-disciplinary project teams to genetically engineer recalcitrant, filamentous Actinomycete strains for the advantaged manufacture of high-value secondary metabolites. He also led the regulatory affairs work to commercially produce and sell biobased products from intergeneric microorganisms and established forensics technology to detect counterfeit products. Prior to this, Tom was Director of Microbial Development at Metabolix, where he strategically led research teams to develop robust industrial strains for the commercial manufacture of bioplastics and industrial chemicals from renewable resources. Additionally, Tom was R&D Leader of the Molecular and Systems Biology Department at Dow Chemical, where he led specialists to deliver a novel production platform (Pfēnex) for industrial and pharmaceutical proteins. He also held positions at Monsanto, UC San Diego and Mitsubishi Petrochemical. Tom is an inventor of 20 patent families and has authored 29 peer-reviewed research articles. Tom has a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).