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Dr. Jonathan Lightner

Chief Scientific Officer

Genus plc

HQ Phone: +44 1256 347100

Email: j***@***.com

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Genus plc

Matrix House Basing View

Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4DZ

United Kingdom

Company Description

Genus creates advances to animal breeding and genetic improvement by applying biotechnology and sells added value products for livestock farming and food producers.  Its technology is applicable across all livestock species and is currently commercialised ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Agricultural Biotechnology

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company


Strategic Advisor
Benson Hill Biosystems Inc

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

American Society of Plant Biologists

American Chemical Society


Bachelor of Science degree

York College of Pennsylvania


The University of Iowa

M.E. degree

systems engineering

Iowa State University


University of Iowa


Systems Engineering

Iowa State


Washington State University


Plant Physiology

Institute of Biological Chemistry


Plant Physiology

Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University

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Genus plc - Investor Relations - Executive Leadership Team [cached]

Dr. Jonathan Lightner Chief R&D and Scientific Officer

Jonathan is a world-renowned quantitative molecular geneticist, whose career has encompassed R&D, regulatory and commercial activities. He joined us in 2013 from Pioneer Hi-bred International Inc, a DuPont business, where he led a global team focused on genetic solutions to enhance agricultural productivity. He has been issued over 40 patents in key areas related to crop improvement. He obtained his Doctorate in Plant Physiology at the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University in 1994. He also holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from Iowa State (2009) and an MBA from the University of Iowa (2009).

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Speaking about the collaboration with Caribou, Dr. Jonathan Lightner, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of R&D of Genus, said:

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"The demonstration of genetic resistance to the PRRS virus by gene editing is a potential game-changer for the pork industry," said Jonathan Lightner, chief scientific officer and head of R&D of Genus.

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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.

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