Steve Slater joined Midwestern BioAg in 2014. He is a geneticist/biochemist with over 20 years of experience in biotechnology and agricultural research. He has particular expertise in genetics and genomics of bacteria and plants. Most recently he was scientific programs manager at Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Slater was an associate professor at Arizona State University. Prior to his work in academia, he spent nearly 10 years at Monsanto Co. as a senior scientist. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Case Western Reserve University and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.