Verdesian Life Sciences recently acquired Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc., which bolsters our portfolio and strengthens our claim as The Nutrient Use Efficiency People. Along with the wonderful products and technologies that are now part of the Verdesian portfolio, we are also pleased to welcome extremely talented, dedicated colleagues to the Verdesian family. This edition of “Meet the Nutrient Use Efficiency People” introduces one of our newest Verdesian colleagues.
For more than four decades, Elizabeth Wozniak has conducted research in the fields of plant and animal physiology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and molecular biology. For more than 30 of those years she has developed agricultural technologies and products. So, it’s no surprise that Elizabeth, Director of Biologicals R&D (Research & Development) at Verdesian Life Sciences, is one of the best in her field.
Elizabeth joined Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc., in 1981 as a research scientist and quickly became the R&D Director just three years later. Her accomplishments – so far – are stunning. She has developed more than 100 formulations during her career. As R&D Director, Elizabeth oversaw production, logistics and quality control of products manufactured at Cytozyme. She also directed the R&D group of scientists to discover modes of action of products, which dramatically advanced the scientific understanding of plant and animal responses to the application of biostimulant products. Elizabeth has a comprehensive understanding of fermentation technology and manufacturing of nutritional products. She coordinated and oversaw the NASC (National Animal Supplement Council) certification of Cytozyme.
Elizabeth’s great work has been recognized by her peers. She received a prestigious award from the Minister of Science in Poland for her research on plant adaptation to low temperature. In addition, she is one of the main contributors in the development of Biostimulant regulations and recognition through The Fertilizer Institute’s Biostimulant Council and Biostimulant Industry Workgroup.
Elizabeth obtained her M.S. degree and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and completed the UNESCO-sponsored International Training Course in molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling (especially with her family), helping her kids, playing with grandkids, reading, and praying.