CEO of Genoverde Biosciences, Inc.
Michael J. Harrington
Michael J. Harrington holds a temporary position as senior research fellow in biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) where he manages Genoverde Biosciences’ daily research and development projects. Since 2009, Dr. Harrington has worked in the field of plant cell wall biology and genetics with a specific focus on cell wall genetic engineering for increased biomass yield. In 2012, he accepted a postdoctoral research associate position at UMass where he continued his research under the advisement of Samuel P. Hazen, Ph.D. In addition to his research, Dr. Harrington worked to develop his business knowledge by participating in several classes, training sessions and workshops for entrepreneurship while at UMass.
Currently, he is working closely with the directors of the UMass Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management and the non-profit organization VentureWell to execute the business model and strategic partnership and investor development plan established for Genoverde Biosciences.