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Tracy Raines, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

  • Industry:Agriculture / Industrial Biotechnology

Tracy Raines is the Chief Innovation Officer at AgBiome, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing agricultural products from the microbiome. She is responsible for aligning the team around the company’s vision and values, identifying future product needs, implementing strategy, and building connections with collaborators. Tracy has over 18 years of scientific and leadership experience within industry and academic environments with a strong background in trait discovery. She began her career in agriculture biotech in 1998 at Paradigm Genetics where she helped build the high-throughput gene discovery pipeline for the company’s GeneFunction Factory. In 2001, Tracy joined Athenix Corporation where she was responsible for the design and implementation of MiDAS, the insecticidal trait discovery platform. Tracy received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and her PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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