Dr. Madden’s mission is to reveal the utility and relevance of the microorganisms around us.
She does this as an award-winning research scientist (in academia and industry), a science communicator (educator, exhibit producer, and 5-time TED speaker), and an innovation and engagement strategist (private consultant for leading universities and companies).
Blending childlike wonder with the acumen of a distinguished science and business strategist, Dr. Madden delights in not only exploring the world for new microbes, but in finding unique ways these creatures can make our lives better.
Her work has lead to key discoveries and commercial products across biotechnology, agriculture technology, and food and beverage technology industries.
Welcome to the biological cosmos. This is where our adventure begins