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About Microbe Research LLC

Microbe Research is a Michigan-registered LLC having R&D facilities located near Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.  Please direct inquires to info@microberesearch.com.

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Steve Stoddard, PhD, Founder & President

Dr. Stoddard is a deeply experienced veteran of all phases of industrial process development and manufacturing by bacterial fermentation in the American agribusiness sector.  As a graduate student and postdoctoral he studied microbial genetics and enzymology.  At the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) he held various technical and management positions focused on large-scale manufacturing of animal-feed and human-food additives.  As an executive manager at TetraVitae Bioscience, he helped the company develop its facilities and demonstrate its bioprocess for n‑butanol production, leading to its purchase by Eastman Chemical Company.  He subsequently joined the University of Michigan, where he studied Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (a bacterial symbiont of human‑gut), and bacteriophages of Clostridium beijerinckii.

Dr. Stoddard discovered, and with collaborators formally introduced the bacterial genus Ketogulonicigenium, leading to new developments in vitamin C manufacturing.  He is also a computer programmer and database designer with achievements in custom warehousing and mining of large-scale fermentation process data, and in creation of public utilities used in metagenomics research (rrnDB).  He is an author and inventor on thirteen peer‑reviewed research publications and thirteen issued U.S. patents.