Jonathan Lightner

Jonathan E. Lightner

Chief Scientific Officer at Genus plc

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Location:
Matrix House Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Company:
Genus plc
HQ Phone:
+44 1256 347100

General Information

Experience

Vice President Ag-BT  - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Director  - Agritope , Inc.

President, Agricultural Biotechnology  - Ph.D.Vice

Education

Bachelor of Science degree  - York College of Pennsylvania

M.B.A.  - The University of Iowa

M.E. degree  - systems engineering , Iowa State University

Masters  - Systems Engineering , Iowa State

Ph.D.  - Washington State University

Ph.D.  - Plant Physiology , Institute of Biological Chemistry

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Dr Jonathan Lightner CHIEF R&D AND SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Jonathan is a world-renowned quantitative molecular geneticist, with expertise spanning inter-related fields such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry and 'omic' technologies. He also has extensive regulatory and commercial experience. He holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from Iowa State, an MBA from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate in Plant Physiology from the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University. Career Jonathan joined Genus 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. His other leadership roles with DuPont Pioneer included Senior Research Director for Trait Characterization within Hi-Bred International.

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Dr. Jonathan Lightner
Chief R&D and Scientific Officer Jonathan is a world-renowned quantitative molecular geneticist with expertise spanning inter-related fields such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry and ‘omic’ technologies. He also has extensive regulatory and commercial experience. He holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from Iowa State, an MBA from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate in Plant Physiology from the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University. Career Jonathan joined Genus 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. His other leadership roles with DuPont Pioneer included Senior Research Director for Trait Characterization within Hi-Bred International.

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Jon Lightner
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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