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Kaiima Announces the Appointment of Dr. Mark Messmer to its Board of Directors

February 15, 2017

Moshav Sharona, Israel

Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Messmer to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Mark Messmer is currently engaged with Arvegenix in Pennycress crop R&D.  Previously, Dr. Messmer led Monsanto’s North America Corn Breeding program, holding that position for 15 years. Dr. Messmer also led Monsanto's global hybrid wheat breeding program for 2 years in the late 1990's. 


Prior to that, Dr. Messmer held various research and management positions, primarily focused on corn breeding 

and breeding technology development over a period of 14 years, at Garst Seed Company. 


Dr. Messmer holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Illinois.