As CEO of Boragen and AgTech Accelerator, John Dombrosky brings to the company more than 20 years of finance, business development and general management experience. Mr. Dombrosky’s AgTech experience includes balancing a variety of executive management, innovation-centric roles at Syngenta including ag biolicensing, intellectual property litigation valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and profit and loss management. As head of Americas Professional Products, Mr. Dombrosky drove business-to-business marketing tactics, strategy and business development for professional and consumer-facing pest management businesses. Prior to Syngenta, Mr. Dombrosky focused on corporate development at Thomson Reuters, creating new value through multiple software/information M&A transactions and integrations.
Mr. Dombrosky holds a B.A. in financial management from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Liu is Chief Scientific Officer of Boragen Inc. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in Canada in 2011 prior to joining Dr. Benkovic’s lab at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Liu is a NSERC Canada Research Fellow whose research has focused on various areas, including Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mycology, and Plant Pathology. In 2015, Dr. Liu co-founded Boragen LLC, an R&D startup leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry for agricultural applications. Over the last 11 years, Dr. Liu has generated 30 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters, five invention disclosures, four patent applications, one granted patent, and one divisional patent.