Board of Directors

Gerald Brown

Genome Prairie 214-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Gerald Brown was originally trained in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology, and spent over 30 years in various corporate settings providing him with a broad background in agricultural biology, agronomy, intellectual property protection, and the development and commercialization of new and innovative products. During his career he has worked with the Plant Cell & Molecular Group, and the Microbial Inoculants Division of Allelix Crop Technologies, the Ag Biologicals Team within the Esso/Exxon environment and Agrium Biologicals, and was the Principal Research Scientist, and Innovation and Intellectual Property Manager – New Products for Agrium Inc.

Dr. Brown joined the Saskatchewan Research Council as the Director of SRC’s Business Development branch with responsibilities ranging from marketing and communications, to new product development, technology mentoring, investment, licensing and commercialization. He was subsequently Vice-President of SRC’s Agriculture & Biotechnology Division. Most recently, he was the Director of Marketing and Commercialization with the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise, a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research focused on the mid-stage development and commercialization of vaccines for infectious diseases. Dr. Brown has served on a number for non-profit boards including Genome Prairie and Ag-West Bio. He served as Genome Prairie’s interim President and CEO from March to November 2020.