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

Phil Austin
Managing Partner, Anterra Capital and Enko Board Director
Neville Anthony
Research Fellow
Pat Confalone
Marijn Dekkers
Chairman, Novalis LifeSciences LLC and Enko Board Director
Kumar Ashtekar
Principal Scientist, Chemistry
Artem Evdokimov
Katrin Ayer
Scientist, Fungicide Discovery
Shahram Ebadollahi
Chief Data and AI Officer Novartis, and Enko Independent Board Director
Timothy Pastoor
Brittany Baisch
Regulatory Toxicology Lead
Jacqueline Heard
Founder and CEO
Andrew Plant
Allegra Bargnesi
Research Assistant
David Jones
Independent, Board Chair
Stephen Powles
Spencer Maughan
Managing Partner, Finistere Ventures, and Enko Board Director
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
Nathan Harms
Data Scientist
Jacqueline Heard
Founder and CEO
Nancy Houmard
Research Assistant
David Lauffer
Research Fellow
Michael Luethy
Research Fellow
Jennifer Lynch
Horticulture Associate
Tom Meade
Chief Science Officer
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
Gary Schaefer
Vice President, Corporate Development
Sonny Smith
Finance Manager
Peter Stchur
Vice President, Operations
Peter Stchur Jr.
Intern
Saverio Varca
Accounting Manager
Cristina Veranian
Accounting & Operations Associate
David Vierra
Scientist, Biochemistry
Elizabeth Vuono
Scientist, Protein Biochemistry
Frederick Weaver
Desktop Support Engineer
David Wurzer
Chief Financial Officer

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