Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Crop Commercialization ProgramDepartment: Agriculture Sector Development
Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., M.B.A., joined the Biotechnology Center’s Agriculture Sector Development unit in October of 2011, developing resources to aid in the growth of ag biotech companies large and small. He was promoted to lead the Crop Commercialization Program in February 2013. In that role he pursues value-add opportunities to improve crops that result in increased profits for NC growers and strengthens the state’s agribusinesses.
Before joining NCBiotech, Ulanch served three years as director of technology commercialization services with the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center. He also held faculty and administrative responsibilities for several years with the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Ulanch received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Texas A&M. He also earned an executive M.B.A. from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.