Oliver P. Peoples

President & CEO at Yield10 Bioscience


Oliver P. Peoples is currently the President & CEO at Yield10 Bioscience. Oliver was previously the Founder and CSO at Metabolix Inc from January 1992 to December 2016. Prior to that, they were a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from March 1984 to September 1992.

Oliver P. Peoples is a pioneer in developing the key paradigm and technical tools for the use of genetic engineering in the emerging field of advanced metabolic engineering. This work resulted in a significant body of knowledge and intellectual property which was licensed from MIT to form Metabolix Inc.

Oliver P. Peoples attended the University of Aberdeen from 1976 to 1980, where they received a BS in Biochemistry. Oliver then pursued a PhD in Molecular Biology at the same school from 1980 to 1983.

Some direct reports include Charles B. Haaser - Chief Accounting Officer, Kristi Snell - VP, Research & Chief Science Officer, and Lynne H. Brum - VP, Planning & Corporate Communications.


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