John Warner

Mike Chen


Mike Chen is currently the Director of Bioprocessing at Provivi, Inc. where he is developing biosynthesis processes for insect pheromone production.  The aim of Provivi is to enable the use of insect pheromones as a foundational form of agricultural pest control. He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Frances Arnold on the directed evolution of Cytochromes P450s. His interests have been focused on both the development of bioprocesses at laboratory scale and their implementation at commercial scale.