Justin Stege, PhD
Vice President – Research and Development
Justin Stege, PhD has over 15 years of experience leading industrial and agricultural biotechnology R&D programs. He brings with him a diverse background from 1st tier universities and prominent biotechnology companies to impact a wide range of technology areas including biochemistry, biocatalysis, computational biology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and fermentation. Justin has led numerous enzyme technology development efforts for Diversa, Verenium and BP Biofuels and in partnerships with Syngenta, the US Department of Energy, and New Zealand government research centers.
Under an NIH fellowship, Justin performed his postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute in the labs of Carlos Barbas III and Roger Beachy where he designed synthetic zinc finger transcription factors to control plant gene regulation.
Justin received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 and a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1992.