Tom Ramseier, Ph.D.

VP, Synthetic Biology

Tom Ramseier is a senior biotechnology leader who brings tremendous leadership experience in developing and executing R&D programs to advance biotech products from concept to commercial success.

Most recently, Tom founded Ramseier Biotech Consulting where he provided expert solutions ranging from Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology to Technology Due Diligence, IP/FTO analysis, and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to founding Ramseier Biotech Consulting, Tom worked at Dow Agrosciences as the Microbial Strain Engineering Leader where he directed multi-functional teams to genetically engineer recalcitrant microbes for the advantaged manufacture of high-value secondary metabolites. Prior to this, Tom was Director of Microbial Development at Metabolix, where he strategically led R&D teams to develop robust industrial strains for the commercial manufacture of bioplastics and industrial chemicals from renewable resources. Additionally, Tom was R&D Leader of the Molecular and Systems Biology Department at Dow Chemical, where he led specialists to deliver a novel production platform for industrial and pharmaceutical proteins. He also held positions at Monsanto, Mitsubishi Petrochemical, and UC San Diego. He is an inventor of 20 patent families and has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles.

Tom earned his Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.