BIO-CAT Microbials announced today that Steve Lamb, Ph.D., will retire after more than 40 years devoted to biotechnology. In the last 20 years, Dr. Lamb worked to optimize production processes for enzyme-producing microbes and to develop proprietary Bacillus-based solutions for human probiotic, crop science, animal feed, bioremediation and waste treatment applications.
As the Technical Director at BIO-CAT Microbials, Dr. Lamb was instrumental in establishing an industry leading Bacillus-based research team. He was the driving force in selecting, recruiting and retaining qualified research scientists, along with securing state-of-the-art equipment for the R&D lab. His passion for Bacillus contributed significantly to helping employees understanding. “With Steve present in discussions, you knew biochemical equations and chemical structures would end up on the whiteboard; it was impossible not to learn at least one new thing with every interaction,” said Senior Scientist and Quality Assurance Manager, Jessica Spears, Ph.D.
Dr. Lamb had tremendous success in finding creative solutions for customers and thoroughly answering their technical questions. “He was an invaluable sounding board for inspiring new ideas and troubleshooting setbacks.,” said Dr. Spears.
Dr. Steve Lamb earned his Ph.D. in Microbial Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1974. He has worked for various companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.