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AmebaGone is looking for some great people to join the company! We're hiring for BS/MS-level technician roles and PhD-level Scientist roles. We're especially interested in those with plant pathology backgrounds.
If you are passionate about working with a bleeding-edge technology, excited about startup culture, and ready to make a big impact, please apply!

 

Marcin Filutowicz, Ph.D.

Founder, President, CSO

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Dr. Marcin Filutowicz, founded AmebaGone, Inc. in 2010 to commercialize a novel technology based upon the unique potential of free-living professional phagocytes (Dictyostelids or Dicty), found in soil and many other environments worldwide, to combat disease-causing microbes in affecting plants, water quality and human health.

Dr. Filutowicz and Katarzyna Borys from the Bacteriology Department of University of Wisconsin-Madison conceived the core technology. The inventors have assigned title for their work to AmebaGone and have executed a license to a collection of source material amassed by Dr. Kenneth Raper (also UW-Madison) with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Filutowicz has developed biocontrol countermeasures to reduce infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria since 1999. Dr. Filutowicz is a serial innovator, having co-founded ConjuGon Inc. in 2001 after inventing its technology. ConjuGon (now Atterx Biotherapeutics) is developing therapeutics to treat human bacterial infections. ConjuGon raised over $18M to advance its technology and is currently in Phase III clinical trials.

Dr. Filutowicz is a Professor of Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he joined the faculty in 1987 and has since been continuously funded. He received his Ph.D from the Polish Academy of Sciences. 

msfiluto@amebagone.com

Courtney Trinastic

Lead Research Specialist

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Courtney Trinastic joined Amebagone in 2017.  She holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  While studying for her degree, Courtney worked in Dr. Marcin Filutowicz’s lab in the Department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison, where she led a project to revive a source collection of Dicty along with researching interactions between Dicty and various biofilms. Courtney's mentoring and biosafety experience, lab management skills, and meticulous work style have resulted in her becoming a major contributor in the lab. Additionally, Courtney has become a key leader of operations.