Phyllis Himmel, Ph.D.
Phyllis Himmel, Ph.D. has served as our Vice President of Corporate Development since January 2014.
She previously served as our Vice President of Research and Development from May 2012 to December 2013 and as our Vice President of Biological Research from September 2010 to April 2012.
From 1991 to 2010, Dr. Himmel served as Director of Research Pathology at Monsanto Vegetable Seeds, ultimately leading a global team of 64 scientists and staff.
From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Himmel
specialized in disease resistance to soil-borne wheat mosaic virus in soft red winter wheat during a three year U.S. Department of Agriculture post-doctoral study based at the University of Illinois
Dr. Himmel started her agricultural career as a scientist at Asgrow Seed Company
Dr. Himmel earned a B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in Plant Pathology and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology all from the University of Arizona.