Speaker Bio


Dr. Greg Baute

Dr. Greg Baute

Senior Director, Breeding and Genetics, Aurora Cannabis

Greg Baute, PhD is the senior director of breeding and genetics at Aurora Cannabis, and co-leads a multi-million Genome Canada grant working towards understanding powdery mildew resistance in cannabis. Before joining Aurora in 2018, Baute worked as a trait geneticist, enabling marker-assisted selection for important disease and quality traits in vegetable crops, and building new hybrids with multiple disease tolerance traits. He earned his PhD at the University of British Columbia, and has authored or co-authored 15 peer-reviewed publications. He grew up on a seed corn farm in Ontario, Canada.