Fiona brings over ten years’ experience in the field of photosynthesis research and cyanobacterial bioengineering. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Otago in New Zealand and has completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Colorado School of Mines. In addition to working for Living Ink, Fiona maintains an active research program as a Research Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines, where she employs cyanobacteria as a photosynthetic platform for the production of terpenoid hydrocarbons, which have received considerable attention for use as drop-in biofuels, and for applications in the bioplastics and flavor/fragrance industries.