Company Overview
RNAgri has developed technology that will allow the cost efficient production of RNA for broad acre topical RNAi uses in agriculture. Other high use rate applications for RNA (such as for RNAi in aquaculture or animal husbandry) could also benefit but RNAgri’s initial focus is agriculture crop protection and improvement.

Our Board 

Jerry Steiner RNAgri Chairman of the Board

Jerry Steiner

Chairman of the Board, RNAgri

John Killmer RNAgri bio-technology company

John Killmer, Ph.D.

CEO, RNAgri

Debra Edwards RNAgri consultant

Debra Edwards, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant

Nathan Lakey RNAgri Board Member

Nathan Lakey

President/CEO, Orion Genomics

Dan Broderick RNAgri Board Member

Dan Broderick

Vice President, BioSTL

Walter "Pete" Siggelko RNAgri Board Member

Walter “Pete” Siggelko

Director, Benson Hill Biosystems

Carlos Buzio of RNAgri

Carlos Buzio

Industry Consultant

Our Staff 

Anil Kumar - RNAgri Staff member

Anil Kumar

RNAgri Staff

Patrick Mclaughlin - RNAgri staff

Patrick McLaughlin

RNAgri Staff

Our Advisors 

Gregg Bogosian RNAgri Board member

Dr. Gregg Bogosian

Chairman, RNAgri Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. David Wood, a member of RNAgri’s SAB, holds a Ph.D. in Enzymology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an expert in protein biochemistry, protein expression, and associated analytical methodology. Dr. Wood has been Research Assistant Professor at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Saint Louis University, Missouri for the last 3 years. From 2003 until 2010 he was Associate Research Fellow at Pfizer, Inc., in St. Louis. Before that he was Senior Research Scientist for 17 years at Pharmacia Upjohn Co., GD Searle, and Monsanto Co.

Dr. Henry Huang, a member of RNAgri’s SAB, holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from California Institute of Technology. He is an expert in the molecular biology and evolution of RNA viruses. Dr. Wang has been Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri for the last 21 years, where he started as Assistant Professor in 1982.

Dr. Kathleen Hall, a member of RNAgri’s SAB, holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert in RNA molecules and their interactions with their protein partners. Dr. Hall has been Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri for the last 8 years, where she started as Assistant Professor in 1990.

Dr. Stephen Lorbert ,Ph.D. is currently principal with Lorbert Consulting. He provides technical support for the evaluation and development of new technology related to the production of nutritional and pharmaceutical products. Prior to his present position, he was with Novus International, Inc. He retired from Novus in 2012 after 20 years of service with the company in various positions. When he left Novus, he was Vice President of Chemistry and Analytical Services. At Novus, he was responsible for all fermentation-based product development.