Michael Petersen has over 35 years of experience as a researcher and mentor in the plant biotech space. His broad-based background includes leading innovative research projects, coordinating complex lab activities, and writing scientific reports. Mike’s expertise is in driving research projects from inception through pre-commercialization. He is proficient in the design, on-lining, and optimization of both biological and mechanical methodologies. Work in plant transformation and gene expression is a passion. Mike has worked at creating many collaborative and fee for service genetic engineering/editing contracts between the UW-Madison and pubic/private entities across the globe, and now focuses on hemp research.