Dr. Michael BlaylockDr. Michael Blaylock is Vice President and General Manager at Edenspace Systems Corporation where he leads the research and commercial development activities of environmental phytotechnologies. His work over the past fourteen years has focused on plant-based technology projects and applications including basic and applied research in phytoremediation and other phytotechnologies (plant biosensors, nutriceuticals, fortified foods, and biofuels).

Dr. Blaylock was previously Laboratory Head at Phytotech from 1997 to 1999, where he supervised a 14-member research team of laboratory, greenhouse and field personnel developing phytoremediation technologies. He joined Phytotech as a Research Scientist in 1996, having completed postdoctoral work at Rutgers University and at the University of Wyoming from 1992-1996. He received his Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1992, and his M.S. and B.S. in Agronomy from Brigham Young University in 1988 and 1987.