Ag-Biotech Selects Dr. Christopher Zalewski As Lead Scientists and Seed Health Lab Manager

Respected scientist to spearhead new seed health testing lab

Monterey, CA (October 1, 2018) — Ag-Biotech, the premiere provider of genomic services trusted by crop breeders and seed producers worldwide for more than 20 years, is pleased to welcome Christopher Zalewski, Ph.D. as Lead Scientist and Seed Health Lab Manager.

The company says Zalewski will help to deliver a combination of speed, accuracy, and convenience to breeders, seed producers, buyers, and other labs across the globe.

“I am delighted to have Chris join our team,” says Mark Massoudi, Ph.D., President of Ag-Biotech. “His experience and expertise are matched only by his commitment to bringing our customers the best service, bar none.”

Zalewski brings to Ag-Biotech a diverse range of experience in the agricultural field, including as a previous seed health manager.

“I’m excited to join Ag-Biotech and help build a new seed health testing laboratory from the ground up,” says Zalewski. “We’re here to serve producers by employing the latest technology to deliver quick turnaround and accurate results paired with premium customer service. Our goal is to become the premiere seed health testing and pathology services company in the United States.”

Founded in 1997, California-based Ag-Biotech provides marker-assisted selection and other genomic testing services for breeders, and pathogen testing for seed producers. Ag-Biotech’s genomic testing services — led by its signature marker-assisted selection service — provide speed, accuracy and surprisingly affordable prices. For seed producers, buyers and in-house labs, Ag-Biotech Seed Health Testing Laboratories, Inc. offers trusted testing to detect a variety of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens in the seeds of many vegetable crops. Ag-Biotech Seed Health Testing Laboratories adheres to internationally recognized protocols from the International Seed Health Initiative (ISHI), International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and National Seed Health System (NSHS) in addition to acquiring ISO 17025 accreditation. For more information, visit