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Dr. Jonathan Lightner

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
    Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    York College of Pennsylvania
  • M.B.A.
    The University of Iowa
  • M.E. degree , systems engineering
    Iowa State University
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Advisors
www.bensonhillbio.com, 15 Oct 2014 [cached]
Jonathan Lightner, Strategic Advisor
Jon is a broadly trained biotechnology practitioner with deep experience in building and developing leading research teams in agricultural biotechnology. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Genus plc, a leading animal genetics company. Jon was formerly Vice President, Agricultural Biotechnology at Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred, where he led a global team responsible for biotechnology trait discovery, development, and deregulation. At Pioneer Hi-Bred, he also served as Senior Research Director of Trait Characterization and Development, as well as Research Coordinator, where he led the establishment of the company's high-throughput maize screening program as well as its functional genomics expression profiling and metabolomics platforms. Prior to these roles, he was Director of Biochemical Genomics at Exelixis. Jon holds a B.S. in Biology from York College of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Washington State University, an M.E. in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and an M.B.A. from University of Iowa.
Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on the Development of Specialty Oil | Arcadia Biosciences
www.arcadiabio.com, 9 April 2013 [cached]
"DuPont has a strong history of collaboration and innovation for new, high-value agricultural technologies," said Jon Lightner, DuPont Pioneer vice president of Agricultural Biotechnology. "We are conducting research and development at multiple points along the food value chain, looking for opportunities to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food for a growing global population, whether it's upstream through DuPont Pioneer or downstream through DuPont Nutrition & Health. This relationship reinforces our leadership in biotech output traits and nutritional oils. It builds on the success of Plenish® high oleic soybean oil, which has 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soy oil," Lightner said.
AGRITOPE EXPANDS SENIOR SCIENTIFIC STAFF - July 11, 2000
www.agritope.com, 11 July 2000 [cached]
Dr. Jonathan Lightner and Dr. Vladimir Shulaev will expand Agritope's research and development capabilities into biochemical genomics and plant pathology and stress physiology, while Dr. Xing Liang Liu and Dr. Medard Ng will support Agritope's existing cell biology, molecular biology and virology programs.
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Dr. Jonathan Lightner joined Agritope as director of biochemical genomics.Dr. Lightner earned his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology in the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University, and prior to arriving at Agritope was in the Agricultural Biotechnology Group at E.I. DuPont de Nemours.His expertise is in the area of plant fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism.At Agritope he has established a high-throughput gene isolation program for cloning genes that regulate oil content and composition using the Agrinomics LLC, ACTTAG™ gene discovery platform.
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www.seedquest.com, 11 July 2000 [cached]
Dr. Jonathan Lightner and Dr. Vladimir Shulaev will expand Agritope's research and development capabilities into biochemical genomics and plant pathology and stress physiology, while Dr. Xing Liang Liu and Dr. Medard Ng will support Agritope's existing cell biology, molecular biology and virology programs.
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Dr. Jonathan Lightner joined Agritope as director of biochemical genomics.Dr. Lightner earned his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology in the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University, and prior to arriving at Agritope was in the Agricultural Biotechnology Group at E.I. DuPont de Nemours.His expertise is in the area of plant fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism.At Agritope he has established a high-throughput gene isolation program for cloning genes that regulate oil content and composition using the Agrinomics LLC, ACTTAG(TM)gene discovery platform.
DuPont Pioneer | Our Leaders
www.pioneer.com, 17 June 2013 [cached]
Photo: Jon Lightner
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Jonathan Lightner, Ph.D.Vice President, Agricultural Biotechnology
At DuPont Pioneer, Dr. Jonathan Lightner is vice president, Agricultural Biotechnology. In this role, Jonathan leads a global team responsible for biotechnology trait discovery, development and deregulation. He is responsible for guiding the DuPont Pioneer industry leading pipeline of biotechnology traits and R&D excellence.
Jonathan joined the company in 2003 to advance Genomics research and technology development before being named senior research director of Trait Characterization and Development (TC&D) for the DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology group in 2008.
Jonathan is an inventor of 26 issued U.S. patents, including Pioneer and DuPont patents on Plenish® high-oleic soybean. He is an inventor on more than 20 pending patent applications and is an author on 18 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Jonathan is a Ph.D. graduate of Washington State University, earned an M.E. degree in systems engineering from Iowa State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree from York College of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Society of Plant Biology, the American Chemical Society and the Iowa Farm Bureau.
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