SD Biotech Board of Directors Spotlight
We are excited to introduce and spotlight the SD Biotech Board of Directors.
Meet Mark Stowers
VICE PRESIDENT SD BIOTECH- THE GLOBAL BLUEFISH CO., LLC
Mark was most recently Chief Operations Officer and President of North America at Inari Agriculture, an emerging gene editing and computational seed design company targeting improved yield and resiliency of corn, soybean and wheat. While at Inari, he was responsible for the early-stage set-up of the company, its product development, the development and launch of the company’s “go to market” strategy, information technology, and its seed supply chain.
Previously he held senior executive positions in the research and business development areas at Limagrain, POET and Monsanto (now Bayer Crop Science). He has also worked to commercialize new biotechnologies and helped new business start-ups as President and CEO of MBI International and the Bio-Business Incubator of Michigan. He was the co-founder of Draths Corporation and the UCDavis-HM.Clause Life Sciences Innovation Center. Over the last twenty-five years he led/supported equity and debt financings of over $2 billion including a $200+ million IPO.
Dr, Stowers holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from North Carolina State University (1982) and completed post-doctoral studies at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University (1983). He is a NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumnus (2003). He (as the principal from HM.Clause) is the recipient of the UC Davis Chancellor’s award Innovative Community Partner award (2016). He has served on numerous company, not-for-profit, and university boards and advisory committees.