Michael V. Arbige, Ph.D.
Mr. Michael V. Arbige, Ph.D., is senior vice president, technology, for Genencor International. Since joining Genencor International in 1990, he has served as vice president of research, vice president of development, senior scientist and director of fermentation and recovery.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island in 1977 and then his Ph.D. in the field of Microbial Physiology (1982) from the University of New Hampshire. It was at the University of New Hampshire where Mr. Arbige specialized in prokaryotic genetic stability, microbial growth, and advanced fermentation systems.
After a brief period at the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Arbige joined the Genencor Incorporated startup venture as one of its’ first employees in 1982. During his early tenure at Genencor Incorporated, Mr. Arbige was the fermentation leader in the development of the first series of recombinant and protein engineered largescale protein products ever delivered to the marketplace.