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Brian Baynes

Venture Partner

Brian joined Flagship Pioneering in 2004 and focuses on innovating, leading, and investing in new ventures in life sciences and sustainability.

He is founder and chairman of Midori USA, which is commercializing a novel technology for production of renewable sugar and fiber. Previously, Brian co-founded portfolio companies Codon Devices and Celexion, and he worked closely with Adnexus, BG Medicine and Epitome Biosystems.

Prior to joining Flagship, Brian was with an engineer at ExxonMobil, and a Director in the MIT School of Chemical Engineering Practice at Mitsubishi Chemicals and General Mills. He holds a B.ChE from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. from MIT, both in chemical engineering.