Jeffrey Staub, Ph.D.

Science Advancement Project Manager

Jeffrey Staub, Ph.D., is a recently retired Monsanto Science Fellow.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University. He is the co-inventor of plant chloroplast transformation technology, developed at Rutgers.

He joined Monsanto in 1997 to lead its Plastid Transformation Initiative, the first industry group dedicated to development of chloroplast transformation in commercial crops. His group was credited with successful chloroplast transformation in potato, canola, soybean and corn, leading to his 13 issued patents and more than 30 publications in the field.

Since his retirement in 2016, Staub has founded Plastomics LLC, a company using proprietary approaches for commercial development of plastic transformation technology for insect and fungal traits in corn and soybeans.