Israel Figueroa, Ph.D.

Scientist, Visolis

Israel Figueroa obtained his PhD in Microbiology from UC Berkeley. After a brief stint as a postdoc, he decided to move into the exciting and rapidly expanding biorenewables industry. He currently works as a Scientist at Visolis, a biotech startup based in Hayward, CA, where he uses synthetic biology tools and bioprocess engineering to develop and improve microbial fermentation platforms for the sustainable production of carbon negative chemicals and materials.