We believe that creating the future the world wants, requires changing how the world grows.

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ABOUT
ENKO

OUR
MISSION

We're on a mission to help farmers provide for the planet, without harming the earth.

We believe that creating the future the world wants requires changing how the world grows. That’s why Enko discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and disease. Our discovery platform, ENKOMPASS™, uses DNA-encoded libraries, AI, Structure-Based Design, and Machine Learning to find and select the right treatments for the right targets faster and more effectively than traditional R&D methods. By providing farmers with new tools to grow their crops successfully and sustainably, we hope to open the door for increased adoption of other data-driven and emerging technologies in agriculture.

Led by a team of proven scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry veterans, Enko’s innovative science, agile design, and discovery of new modes of action is producing next-generation crop protection solutions that will overcome critical challenges facing the industry.

Our
TEAM

Neville Anthony
Research Fellow
Jacqueline Heard
Founder and CEO
Jacqueline Heard
Founder and CEO
Pat Confalone
Phil Austin
Managing Partner, Anterra Capital and Enko Board Director
Tom Meade
Chief Science Officer
Kumar Ashtekar
Principal Scientist, Chemistry
Artem Evdokimov
Katrin Ayer
Scientist, Fungicide Discovery
Marijn Dekkers
Chairman, Novalis LifeSciences LLC and Enko Board Director
Shahram Ebadollahi
Chief Data and AI Officer Novartis, and Enko Independent Board Director
David Wurzer
Chief Financial Officer
Timothy Pastoor
Brittany Baisch
Regulatory Toxicology Lead
David Jones
Independent, Board Chair
Peter Stchur
Vice President, Operations
Andrew Plant
Allegra Bargnesi
Research Assistant
Spencer Maughan
Managing Partner, Finistere Ventures, and Enko Board Director
Gary Schaefer
Vice President, Corporate Development
Stephen Powles
Lisa Butler
Lab and Data Management Coordinator
Terence Walsh
Noor Shaker
SVP X-Chem, Enko Board Director
Paolo Castiglioni
Field Biologist
Heather Coffey
Scientist, Biochemistry
Tim Colussi
Data Scientists
Raymond Gasper
Sr. Software Engineer
Brian Gibbons
Technical Leader, Protein Science
Mirek Gorski
Facilities Manager
Nancy Houmard
Research Assistant
David Lauffer
Research Fellow
Michael Luethy
Research Fellow
Jennifer Lynch
Horticulture Associate
Eric Morris
Greenhouse Tech
Michaela Motta
Office Manager
Nicole Nevarez
Research Assistant
Balaji Pandian
Scientist, Herbicide Discovery
Tim Panosian
Sr. Director, Discovery Sciences
Daniel Pearson
IP Manager
Karthik Putta
Sr Scientist, Herbicide Discovery
Lynne Reuber
Principal Scientist, Fungicide Discovery
Sonny Smith
Finance Manager
Peter Stchur Jr.
Intern
Saverio Varca
Accounting Manager
Cristina Veranian
Accounting & Operations Associate
David Vierra
Scientist, Biochemistry
Elizabeth Vuono
Scientist, Protein Biochemistry
Samuel Watson
Software Engineer
Frederick Weaver
Desktop Support Engineer

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