Tom Slewinski

Tom Slewinski


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Discover, engineer and develop promising genetic leads for crop improvement using both transgenic and gene editing technology for corn and soy.

Tom Slewinski currently leads the Crop Efficiency and Disease Discovery Lead in the Biotechnology division of Bayer Crop Science in Chesterfield, MO. Prior to joining industry, Tom completed his post-doctoral training at Cornell University where he worked on the underlying genetics, physiology and evolution of phloem loading in trees and kranz-type C4 photosynthesis in maize.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Plant Biology, Pennsylvania State University.
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University