David Russell


David is a venture partner at Lewis and Clark Ventures.  He is interested in finding, evaluating and developing new Ag and Food technologies. From 2007 to 2016, David led Monsanto’s Biotechnology Prospecting Team looking for innovative opportunities to support the Monsanto technology portfolio. From 1999 to 2007, he served as Vice President of Product Development & Technology at Renessen LLC where he led the technology, product development and regulatory science functions.  David started his industrial research with Agracetus, Inc. from 1987 to 1999. He received His Ph.D. from Rice University in microbial gene expression and held a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University.