Plant Sciences Director
Mars Advanced Research Institute (USA)
Carl is responsible for emerging science and technology at the Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI). Carl’s focus is on developing resilient food systems at scale that delight and nourish while protecting and regenerating the ecosystems upon which we depend. Mars Advanced Research Institute’s mission is to partner at the forefront of science to create the future of Mars. Carl received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, and inventor on more than a dozen US and international patents. Carl’s work in plant breeding can be found in more than 50 anthocyanin-rich tomato varieties and an international portfolio of hot and sweet peppers. Carl was previously the Global Head of Innovation and New Technologies at Bayer Vegetables.