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Anne A. Madden, Ph.D.

Dr. Madden is an award-winning scientist, 5x TED/TEDx speaker, academic researcher, and serial entrepreneur. Her mission in life is to discover the world’s microorganisms and find out how they can make our lives better.

She has named a new species, discovered novel antibiotics, and explored diverse microbial habitats across the globe, from dust and sourdough starter, to human hands, insect guts, birds, marine sediments, plants, and the smelliest of polyester clothing. She has built microbial discovery pipelines across industry and academia that have led to applications for commercial bakers, brewers, farmers, and clinicians.

Dr. Madden is Founder and President of The Microbe Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering microbial discovery for a better tomorrow through education, art, and research initiatives. She is Chief Scientific Officer and Cofounder of the biotechnology company, Lachancea, and she consults for a broad range of life science organizations at Imnovate Consulting. She leads various academic research efforts in the Public Science Lab at North Carolina State University, where she holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in the department of Applied Ecology.

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Anne A. Madden, Ph.D.

Contact: madden.anne@gmail.com