Derek Greenfield

Derek Greenfield – Chief Executive Officer

Industrial Microbes

Derek Greenfield is a strain engineer and synthetic biologist at LS9, a technology leader in the development of sustainable fermentation-derived chemical products. He was a founding member of the LS9 team that designed and built commercial strains of bacteria for production of detergent fatty alcohols, a $6B global market. Derek has worked for and consulted at a variety of startups including medical device, education, and biomaterial companies. He earned his PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley in 2009, and his Bachelors from Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics. His graduate work included visualizing bacterial information processing using super-resolution microscopy.