NAPIGEN, Delaware Innovation Space, Wilmington, DE
Narendra Yadav Demonstrated success in biotechnology, including two once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs: 1) Discovered omega 6 desaturase gene that led to the biotech soybean oil Plenish® benefitting farmers (anticipated to be the 4th largest U.S. row crop by 2023), the food industry, and consumers with its zero trans fat oil (“In a Bean, a Boon to Biotech”, New York Times, Nov 15, 2013).2) Engineered yeast into the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, described by Nature Biotechnology as a ‘metabolic-engineering tour de force’. Its use in VerlassoTM salmon replaced 75% of the wild-caught fish needed in aquaculture to earn the distinction of “better alternative” by Seafood Watch. Inventor on 63 granted patents. Author on 23 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals. Successful metabolic engineering of one plant and two microbes from start to finish and all worked! Genetically engineered both central and secondary metabolic pathways in plants and microbes. Genome editing in plants and microbes as well as in their organelles (mitochondria and chloroplasts). Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics, gene discovery, cutting edge DNA assembly. high throughput, automated microbe engineering using Benchling platform and robots, such as Mantis, Bravo, Guava, Tecan, and Fragment Analyzer.