John Salmeron

Bioag PRO Program Director at National Institute of Food and Agriculture

John Salmeron has extensive experience in the field of agricultural technology and research. John began their career as a Director of Program and Alliance Management at Intrexon Corporation before moving on to become the Senior Director of Research & Development in their AgBio Division. John was responsible for leading a team of scientists and overseeing the discovery and validation of genes related to agronomic and crop productivity. John also played a crucial role in coordinating R&D operations and engineering the production of secondary metabolites for stress tolerance in plants.

Salmeron then joined Precision BioSciences as the Director of PlantSciences, where they built and managed the PlantSciences team. John utilized gene editing technology to develop plants for safer and more productive food sources. Salmeron successfully coordinated plant genome engineering projects, fostered partnerships with third parties, and effectively communicated Precision's strategy in translational agriculture.

In addition to their roles in research and development, Salmeron has held positions at S Research Partners, LLC as a Managing Director, at Oerth Bio as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture as the BioAg PRO Program Director. John is currently serving as the Director of Operations at Ingateygen LLC and as the Vice President of Business Development at Innatrix. Salmeron is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Associate at the Carolina Angel Network. Furthermore, they are an Advisor at Upstream Biotechnology.

Overall, John Salmeron's work experience showcases their expertise in agricultural technology, research, and business development, making him a valuable asset in the field.

John Salmeron has a Ph.D. in Botany and Genetics from Duke University. Prior to that, they obtained an Applied Baccalaureate (AB) degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. John also holds a certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute, obtained in January 2011.



  • Bioag PRO Program Director

    March, 2021 - present

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