LOS ALAMOS, NM, March 6, 2020

Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading biotechnology research organization providing innovative technology to the hemp and cannabis industry, announced today the promotion of Dr. Rebecca White to the role of Chief Technology Officer. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Trait Biosciences.

Dr. White will be responsible for the continued development of Trait Biosciences’ technology roadmap, harnessing her extensive experience in product commercialization strategy and leading a team of world-renowned scientists and technologists.

“By promoting Dr. White to Trait’s Chief Technology Officer, we proudly recognize the scientific acumen and ability to develop technologies and clinical research she demonstrated as Chief Operating Officer,” said Peter McDonough, Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. White’s unique combination of research expertise and executive leadership capabilities make her supremely qualified to move our groundbreaking water-soluble cannabinoid technology into the market’s most reliable and predictable formulations of CBD- and THC-infused consumer products.”

“I am excited to be involved in developing such a robust suite of technology platforms for the hemp and cannabis industry,” said White. “Trait is positioned for commercial success and I’m thrilled to lead such a remarkable team.”

Dr. Rebecca White is the first Chief Technology Officer for Trait Biosciences. She has more than a decade of experience within bioscience-based industries, successfully pioneering efforts to commercialize algae as an agricultural crop. As a scientist with a strong business and communications background, her experience in both commercialization of novel plant-based products and technology transfer from lab to field make her uniquely suited to lead Trait Biosciences operations teams. Dr. White has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University and received her Honors B.Sc. degree from the University of North Texas.


About Trait Biosciences:

With a team of internationally recognized scientists who are applying best-in-class technology and agricultural science, Trait Biosciences is an emerging biotechnology leader in the hemp and cannabis industries. Its consumer technology platforms provide breakthrough IP and science which produce enhanced cannabinoids featuring predictable onset timing, superior bioavailability, extended stability, and improved taste. Trait’s patent-pending technologies include a process for generating water-soluble cannabinoids that do not rely on emulsion or nanotechnology. The company’s agricultural technologies increase crop yields and plant safety, including ultrahigh yield Amplified™ plants which dramatically increase a plant’s natural cannabinoid productivity, and its Defence™ RNAi crop protection technology, which eliminates the need for pesticides or fungicides, providing higher quality, safer, CBD-infused nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.

Media Contact:

Colleen Rubart
Trait Biosciences
+1 (415) 283-7100