Katarzyna Borys, MS


Image of Katarzyna Borys, MSMs. Borys is the owner and co-inventor of AmebaGone’s patents. She is a cell biologist with more than 10 years of experience in studying microorganisms and their relationship with animals (rodents, pigs and dogs) and bacterial predators (Dictyostelids/Dicty). She has revived many Dicty strains (some stored for 70 years), designed, executed, and analyzed 80% of the data published in the issued US patents. She has experience in organizing commercial research projects, complemented with the requisite scientific background. Ms. Borys received a Master of Science (MS) degree in Biology of Animal Reproduction from the Agricultural University in Krakow, Poland in 2002.  In 2013, Ms. Borys graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a MS degree in Bacteriology.

Marcin Filutowicz, Ph.D.


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Dr. Marcin Filutowicz, founded AmebaGone, Inc. 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 was a Professor of Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Courtney Griese

Operations Manager

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Courtney Griese 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.

Noah Stern, Ph.D.

Agricultural R&D Lead

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Dr. Stern leads agricultural research efforts at AmebaGone.  He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Technology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he researched how varying sources of organic carbon change microbial metabolism and community structure in riverbed sediments. After his Ph.D., Noah spent 2 years as a postdoctoral researcher in Bacteriology at UW Madison investigating metabolic remodeling during biofilm formation of Bacillus subtilis.  He also collaborated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center doing bioengineering of model organisms to increase production of high value bioproducts. Noah provides AmebaGone with experience using metabolomics and genetic engineering to identify how changes in metabolism correlate with gene expression occurring during aerobic and anaerobic bacterial growth.