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Daniel Gibbs, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of General Biomass Company (; 847-624-3590), has over 25 years of experience in basic research in biological sciences at Stanford, the University of Washington, and DePaul University, and 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical and diagnostic R&D at Abbott Laboratories, including new technology development and evaluation, patent analysis and evaluation, bioinformatics and software development.  His research interests are in biomass deconstruction enzymes, protein expression systems, and cellulosic sugars for biofuel and bioplastics production. He recently presented at a panel on Cost Parity of Bioplastics at BioPlastek 2013 in San Francisco June 26-28, 2013 on An Economic Value Chain Using Nonfood Biomass Intermediates for Bioplastics Production   

Dr. Gibbs testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy on cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels ("Ending Our Addiction to Oil: Are Advanced Vehicles and Fuels the Answer?", June 5, 2006). He is the author of 9 scientific papers including "Global Warming and the Need for Liquid Fuels from Biomass"  presented at BioEnergy'98, a paper on ethanol from switchgrass, a renewable energy crop.  He was an invited speaker on biomass ethanol at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting.  At Abbott Labs, he worked in Pharmaceutical Division R&D on bioinformatics, genomics and gene sequence databases, and in Diagnostics Division R&D on software and patent support for process control of fluidic and chemical systems.  He was previously Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at DePaul University and received an NIH grant for research on insect neuroendocrinology. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington and an NIH Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford.  Dr. Gibbs received a B.A. in Biology from Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

Sadira Tash, M.S.Ed., M.S.W., Director of Development and Marketing, brings substantial experience in administration, organization and development to the Company ( ).

Neelima Katam, M.Biol.Engr., B.Tech.Biotech., has a Professional Masters in Biological Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from JNT University.

Join the Team
We are looking for bright, motivated people who want to make a difference in the world. We need Research Scientists and Biotech Lab personnel with experience in gene manipulation, PCR, protein expression, enzyme analysis and fermentation. Please send resume or C.V. to

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