Team

Antony Evans

Antonyevans

Antony has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, an MA in Maths from the University of Cambridge and is a graduate of Singularity University’s GSP program. He is both a Louis Frank and Oppidan scholar and worked for six years as a management consultant and project manager at Oliver Wyman and Bain & Company. Prior to this project he co-founded the world’s first pure mobile microfinance bank in the Philippines and launched a mobile app in partnership with Harvard Medical School.

Antony is the Chief Executive Officer. His job is to free up the research team so they can concentrate on product development, which means leading marketing, sales, fundraising, external communications, regulation and HR.

Dr Kyle Taylor

Kyletaylor

Kyle was born and raised in the great state of Kansas, where his love of plants evolved out of an interest in the agriculture all around him. This lead him to major in Agriculture Biochemistry and minor in Agronomy at Iowa State University and then pursue a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Stanford University. Not too bad for a rural country boy! Since a lot of people helped him get to this point, he’s driven to share his passion and excitement by making what he does more accessible. Kyle teaches Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology at Biocurious and is our resident plant expert.

Kyle is the Chief Scientific Officer and leads all aspects of the research and development of the Glowing Plant.

Dr Jihyun Moon

Jihyunmoon

Jihyun Moon's training in plant biology started as an undergraduate researcher in a lab studying flowering time control in Arabidopsis. After receiving her BS and MS from Seoul National University in Korea, she continued her studies at University of California, Berkeley where she was awarded a PhD in Plant Biology. Her area of research expertize includes leaf development, anther development and meiosis in Zea mays.

Dr Jamey Kain

Jameykain

Jamey is a molecular biologist with a BA from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Harvard. His work has covered a range of topics: micronutrient deficiency, sporulation in bacteria as a model of cellular development, fruit fly personality, and clinical molecular diagnostics.

Dr Omri Amirav-Drory

Omridrory

Omri is the founder and CEO of Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology venture. Prior to starting his company, Omri was a Fulbright postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine and HHMI, performing neuroscience research using structural and synthetic biology methods. Omri received his PhD in biochemistry from Tel-Aviv University for biochemical and structural studies of membrane protein complexes involved in bio-energetics.

Omri provides high level strategic advice to the company. It was his idea to run a Kickstarter campaign in the first place.