Maud Hinchee, PhD

Chief Science Officer

Maud Hinchee

Dr. Maud Hinchee brings over three decades of experience in plant biology and biotechnology to Agricen Sciences, with specific expertise in functional genomics, collaborative research and development and related product development. In her role as Agricen Sciences’ CSO, she leads scientific development activities focused on elucidating plant-soil interactions that influence plant nutrition and health and on harnessing those discoveries to develop effective solutions for increasing nutrient availability and uptake, improving agricultural sustainability and increasing crop yields.

Prior to joining Agricen Sciences, Dr. Hinchee served for over a decade as CSO at ArborGen, Inc., leading R&D efforts for genetically improved tree products. Previously, at Monsanto Company, she led R&D programs aimed at enhancing the performance of row crops, specialty crops and forestry products. She has also worked as a research associate at the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association.

Dr. Hinchee holds a BS in botany from the University of California, Davis, and an MS in botany from the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned her PhD in botany from the University of California, Davis, where she was also named to Chancellor’s and Regents’ Fellowships.  Dr. Hinchee is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas. She has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and scientific conferences in her fields of expertise and is a council member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).