Thomas R. Kasser, Ph.D., President of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Biotechnology Divisions and Senior Vice President
Dr. Kasser brings over 25 years of business management experience in the biotechnology and life sciences industries. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Angionics, Inc., an early-stage biotech company focused on novel anti-angiogenic technology directed at therapies for cancer and ocular diseases. Prior to Angionics, he was a Covance Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Covance Research Products. Dr. Kasser had over 20 years of experience at Monsanto Company both in commercial as well as scientific leadership roles, including tenures as General Manager of Monsanto Choice Genetics, directing new product development for the Nutrition and Consumer products business, and managing clinical safety and efficacy trials under the jurisdiction of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kasser was designated a Monsanto Fellow in recognition of his scientific and technical excellence. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture. Dr. Kasser received his Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Georgia and an M.S. in Animal Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University. He also received an M.B.A. from Washington University - St. Louis.