Pluton Biosciences Announces Scientific Advisory Board

Pluton Biosciences is pleased to announce the members of their Scientific Advisory Board.


CSO Dr. Barry Goldman commented,


"I'm pleased for the opportunity to draw from the expertise of these world-class advisors and their experience in multiple domains to ensure scientific rigor and the success of Pluton's products."

Pluton’s SAB is comprised of: Gautam Dantas, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Immunology, Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Microbiology, as well as the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a world expert on microbial genomics, ecology, systems biology, and synthetic biology. Kelly Gillespie, PhD, is Vice President of Digital Ecosystem Services at Climate LLC and Digital Farming at Bayer Crop Science. Through growth and adoption, Climate LLC and Bayer’s digital platform and offerings lead the industry with a comprehensive, connected suite of tools that help farmers make data-driven decisions to increase their productivity. She is an Executive Board member of the North American Plant Phenotyping Network and has worked at Bayer Crop Science as Global Crop Efficiency R&D Portfolio Lead. Kelly Wrighton, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Soil Microbiomes at Colorado State University. As Principal Investigator of the Wrighton Lab, a microbiome research group interested in the study of microorganisms, their genomes, and the surrounding environment, she is leading research focused on how microorganisms contribute to ecosystem processes, with a particular interest in carbon and nitrogen cycling.


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Pluton's mission is to drive agriculture carbon-negative. We leverage our revolutionary Micromining Innovation Engine and cutting-edge genomic technologies to discover novel microbes and develop world-changing solutions to the planet’s big problems. At Pluton, we address climate and agriculture challenges by tackling carbon sequestration and crop protection to sustainably improve the way we grow food.

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