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Microbiologist Specializing in Biopesticides, Plant Pathology, Fermentation and Formulation Chemistry

Technical Consultant #1519


Expertise

  • Microbiology and biopesticides.
  • Biological pesticide formulation and development.
  • Spray dried powder formulations.
  • Microbial fermentation process optimization and bio engineering.
  • Bacillus manufacturing.
  • Microbial challenge assays and classical microbiology techniques.
  • Plant pathology assay development.
  • Potassium phosphite fungicide and fertilizers.
  • Development and commercialization of microbial biopesticides.
  • Industrial microbiologist/fermentation for development, scale-up, formulation and manufacture of numerous Bacillus species: Actinomycetes, pseudomonas and fungal strains.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

Undisclosed Firm, 2000 - 2008

Global Project Manager, Fungicide Commercialization, 2008

  • Led cross functional fungicide commercialization team to develop, register and launch new fungicide products from the development pipeline.
  • Served as research and development technical lead on all fungicide development projects.
  • Performed marketing research to prioritize fungicide market opportunities.

Product Support and Technical Improvement Supervisor, 2004 - 2008

  • Directly supervised a six member multidisciplinary team composed of microbiologists, fermentation engineers, analytical chemists, formulation chemists, and plant pathologists.
  • Technical support for all manufacturing facilities.
  • Evaluation and recommendation of new process equipment and raw materials.
  • Coordinator of non-standard manufacturing projects: Transfer production of products to contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) and established product specifications and archived quality results.

New Product Formulation Developments

  • Fermentation and formulation development and scale up from lab to manufacturing scale.
  • Aqueous combination product of a microbial and proprietary adjuvant for the banana market in Costa Rica.
  • Wettable powder (WP) combination product for microbial biofungicide and biochemical fungicide.
  • Dry flowable microbial dust formulation for vineyard applications.
  • Concentrated wettable powder version of microbial biofungicide developed.
  • WP combination product of microbial biofungicide and biochemical.
  • New WP formulation of microbial biofungicide.
  • New aqueous suspension formulations for different microbial biofungicides.

Other Positions Held:

  • Interim Department Head: Plant Pathology
  • Department Head: Microbiology
  • Interim Department Head: Fermentation
  • Biofumigant Team Leader
  • Associate Researcher: Fermentation - Process Development
  • Assistant researcher: Microbiology

Honors & Publications


Professional Affiliations, Credentials and Patents

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Industrial Microbiology

Credentials

  • Level One certification from Crestcom: Bullet Proof Manager Program
  • Project Management Certificate Program: University of California Davis Extension

Patents

  • Compositions related to a novel endophytic fungi and methods of use.

Education

  • B.S., Microbiology, University of California, Davis, CA
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