After founding Agrivida in 2002, R. Michael Raab has served the company in various capacities ranging from fundraising to strategic development. As President of Agrivida, Dr. Raab leads technical product development, operations, and regulatory development. He invented intein switch technology, which regulates enzyme behavior and has led to breakthroughs in animal nutrition, industrial enzymes, and sugar production. Previously, Dr. Raab worked in process research at Merck Research Laboratories, National Starch and Chemical, and Johnson Wax. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both in chemical engineering.