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About Us

Team:

Dr. Jason Poulos - Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Jason Poulos, Ph.D. received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. After UCLA, Dr. Poulos founded Librede with Dr. Jacob Schmidt to develop and market artificial biological systems. Dr. Poulos led the technical and commercialization efforts as Chief Technology Officer until late 2011 when he became CEO of Librede. Dr. Poulos has an extensive technical background and, along with Dr. Farina, developed the world’s first yeast based cannabinoid production platform. As CEO of Librede, Dr. Poulos has managed multiple million dollar biotechnology projects and is responsible for the commercialization of Librede’s cannabinoid production and drug development platform.

Dr. Anthony Farina - Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Anthony Farina, Ph.D. received his B.S in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Farina joined Librede as Director of Research in 2012, where he led the development of multiple engineered cell lines as well as the creation of Librede’s yeast based cannabinoid production platform. Dr. Farina's interdisciplinary expertise in chemistry, synthetic biology, and metabolic engineering is at the core of Librede’s product development.

 

 

 

Advisors:

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Dr. Jacob Schmidt, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles where he focuses on artificial biological systems and nano/bio hybrid devices. Dr. Schmidt co-founded Librede with Dr. Poulos in 2009 and is a recognized leader in artificial biology technologies with over 60 publications and patents in the field.  

 

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