James Presnail has joined Lavie Bio as Chief Operating Officer.

In this position Jim will lead operational aspects and downstream development and commercialization efforts of Lavie Bio’s product pipeline as well as heading the Lavie Bio US site in St. Louis, Missouri.


Jim previously served as VP R&D and Director of Molecular Biology and Analytics at Calyxt. Prior to Calyxt, Jim was the Director of US Insect Control at Evogene and was a senior research manager at DuPont Pioneer for over 20 years.

James received his PhD in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley. He conducted his postdoctoral research in Entomology at the University of Florida.


Ido Dor, Lavie Bio’s CEO stated: “We are happy to welcome Jim aboard, strengthening Lavie Bio’s management and presence in the USA. I have no doubt he will play an instrumental role in advancing our development to commercialization efforts.”

Good Luck, Jim!