People: Yield10 Bioscience Inc (YTEN.OQ)
Dr. Richard William Hamilton, Ph.D. has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective February 28, 2017. Dr. Hamilton, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceres Inc. from September 2002 until Ceres’ acquisition by Land O’Lakes, Inc. in August 2016. He served as Ceres’ Chief Financial Officer from 1998 until September 2002, at which time he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He served on Ceres’ Board of Directors from 2002 - 2016. In addition to his leadership role at Ceres, Dr. Hamilton has sat on the Keck Graduate Institute Advisory Council and he was a founding member of the Council for Sustainable Biomass Production. He has served on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has been active in the Biotechnology Industry Organization where he has served as Vice Chairman of the organization, chaired its Food and Agriculture Governing Board and served in other leadership roles. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Hamilton was a Principal at Oxford Bioscience Partners, one of the leading investors in the genomics field and a founder of Ceres. He was an Associate at Boston-based MVP Ventures from 1993 to1996. From 1990 to 1992, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in biology from St. Lawrence University.
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