Pluton Bio Welcomes Amy Jancewicz, PhD as Chief of Staff

Dr. Amy Jancewicz is now Head of Staff for the Pluton team.


In her role, she supports strategic initiatives and communications on behalf of Pluton’s CEO, CSO, and CFO. She is a specialist in supporting both dilutive and non-dilutive funding acquisition for early stage AgTech startups in the US and Canada through the development of technical materials and grant applications.

"Amy is an outstanding addition to Pluton’s leadership team. She brings a great combination of organizational ability, interactional skills and scientific rigor. Having a Chief of Staff who truly understands and participates in the science makes the entire company more efficient and accountable to our technical and business goals." - Steve Slater, Chief Executive Officer, Pluton Bio

Dr. Jancewicz brings to Pluton more than 10 years of experience in plant genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry research, which she previously leveraged for the development of plant protection and sustainability technologies at AmebaGone and Terramera. She is a frequent contributor to the NSF review process, and an enthusiastic mentor of newcomers to STEM.


She earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Connecticut and holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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At Pluton Biosciences, we are making discovery of novel microbes not only possible, but also commercially viable. Our revolutionary Micromining Innovation Engine, a tool like no other, empowers the Pluton Biosciences team to discover novel microbes in months, not years, using a fraction of the staff employed by other laboratories.


Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, and viruses, to discover and develop next-generation products to address challenges to the climate, agriculture, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and bioremediation sectors.

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