Stephanie Culler | AIChE

Stephanie Culler

Cofounder and CEO
Persephone Biosciences

Stephanie Culler, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Persephone Biosciences. She is a graduate of the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator and has spoken at TEDx San Diego. Prior to establishing Persephone Biosciences, she was a senior scientist at Genomatica, where she developed and applied synthetic biology tools to the engineering of microorganisms as biocatalysts for the commercial production of sustainable chemicals. She received her PhD in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology under the mentorship of Christina Smolke and has numerous publications and patents on synthetic biology and microbial-based technologies.