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Scott Betts

Research Program Leader, Genome Modification at DowDupont Agriculture Division


Scott Betts received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The University of Michigan, investigating the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II. After completing postdoctoral research in the Department of Biology at MIT, joined Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., serving as a research scientist, team leader, and project leader in Enzyme Traits and Agronomic Traits.  While at Syngenta, Scott led teams that contributed to the development of Quantum Phytase• and Enogen• corn. Moved to the Agricultural Division of Intrexon, Inc., as a Sr Manager and Sr Scientist, then co-founded Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc. before joining DuPont Pioneer in 2012 in current role as research program leader for Genome Modification.

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