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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Marianela Rodriguez

Marianela Rodriguez
Innovation Scout Lead


Dr Marianela Rodriguez is Innovation Scout Lead at BASF, a global company that creates chemistry for a sustainable future.

She earned her PhD in Plant Path/Mol. Cel. Biology/Genetics from the University of Arizona and held Research Scientist/Visiting Scholar positions at both NC State University and Duke University. In addition, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Duke University Medical Center. Marianela earned her B.S degree in Mol. and Cel. Bio./Biochem.

BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation the firm enables customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.