Joshua Haslun, Ph.D.

Research Director, Agrifood Sciences
Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Joshua Haslun is a Senior Analyst on the Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health team at Lux Research. In this role he leads the coverage targeting emerging and innovative agricultural technologies and business models from sectors including crop and livestock improvement, protection and nutrition, the digitization of the agrifood ecosystem, and the impact of the "omics" on this space. While the value chain remains an important aspect of this research, Josh brings ecosystem level analyses that navigate rapidly changing regulatory frameworks, consumer demand, and cross-cutting issues.

Joshua has extensive experience across numerous scientific disciplines including quantitative genomics, immunology, isotope systematics, and microbial ecology. Prior to joining Lux, Joshua was a Research Associate for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at Michigan State University, where he developed methods to apportion nitrogen losses among diverse soil microbial processes, fostering soil microbiome management methods to improve biofuel feedstock production.

Joshua obtained a dual-degree Ph.D. in Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior from Michigan State University, and has contributed more than 10 publications to top peer-reviewed journals on diverse subjects. He also holds a B.S. in Biology from Siena College, and an M.S. in Biology specializing in Marine Science from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.