Research Fellow, Dow AgroSciences
EBRC Institutional Membership Chair
Steven L. Evans is currently a Fellow at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. He received his BA and BS degrees in chemistry and microbiology from the University of Mississippi and a PhD in microbial physiology from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Peoria, Illinois. In 1988 he joined Mycogen Corporation, now Corteva Agriscience where he has been involved in the development of natural and recombinant biopesticides, including several crop traits from the Mycogen pipeline. At USDA and subsequently in industry roles, Dr. Evans blends high-resolution chemical analysis with enzymology to research agricultural applications of biotechnology. He continues to identify and acquire differentiating biotechnology capabilities. Dr. Evans is chair emeritus of the Industrial Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation–sponsored SynBERC synthetic biology consortium, serves on the Executive Board of the nonprofit Engineering Biology Research Consortium, and is co-chair of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s Industrial and Environmental Section synthetic biology subteam.