Our Team: J. Christopher Hall
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PhD, PlantForm Co-Founder
Dr. Chris Hall is a world expert in the science of plant-based pharmaceutical production. He is a University Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph and a former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Recombinant Antibody Technology (2002-2014).
His laboratory has more than 150 papers in refereed journals.
Dr. Hall first recognized the manufacturing and regulatory advantages of using tobacco plants to produce antibody drugs in the early 1990s. His technology overcomes a number of issues associated with animal-derived antibody production: it allows for higher yields, lowers costs and eliminates animal welfare concerns.
Dr. Hall co-founded PlantForm in 2008 and served as the company's Chief Scientific Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2020.