Our Story

Founded in 2015 by UC Riverside Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology Professor Dr. Anandasankar Ray, Sensorygen utilizes computational biology and artificial intelligence to discover natural compounds with improved efficacy, safety, and sensorial properties for use in everyday products.

Taste and smell can elicit powerful behaviors in people, animals, and insects.

Artificial Intelligent Design

Sensorygen is disrupting the market with our unique ability to discover highly efficacious, natural replacements for toxic and harsh chemicals in everyday products.

AI Technology for Perfect Solutions

AI technology can search >10 million compounds and >450,000 naturals for perfect solutions. By focusing on a chemical replacement strategy, including natural compounds, Sensorygen’s algorithms rapidly prioritize commercially meaningful molecules.

Using AI to Set Tomorrow's Trends

Our market advantage lies in our digitized models and ultra-high throughput digital screening platforms and product-driven tracks; we have licenses to patents for large sets of natural compounds for numerous human and insect applications. We have worked with some of the best-known companies in consumer products, agriculture, and beverages.

Our advantage is the ability to
reliably predict how each natural chemical
will interact with sensory receptors.

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Anandasankar Ray, PhD

President and Founder

Dr. Anandasankar Ray is a Professor of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. The main focus of Dr. Ray’s laboratory at UC Riverside is to understand the molecular, neuronal and physiological basis of insect chemoreception and behavior. Through the work in his lab, Dr. Ray has developed a computer platform using computational biochemistry to discover natural compounds to replace harsh/toxic existing ingredients in everyday products.

Thomas Stone

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Stone has a BS in nuclear engineering from University of California, San Diego and a MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Stone is an expert at new product development having led the development of products ranging from missile guidance systems to MP3 music players. Stone started his first company in 2001 and Sensorygen is Stone’s fourth startup. Two of his earlier startups were focused on consumer electronics and the third was focused on enterprise-level UAV/drones. Stone is a racecar driver currently competing in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) series.

Lauren Stone


Lauren has a BS in Biology from UCLA with a background in math and science education. During her time at UCLA, Lauren was an undergraduate research assistant in the Giza Laboratory, participating in both basic science and clinical research of pediatric traumatic brain injuries. She was also the club treasurer of Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer and an elementary school fitness and nutrition instructor with Students for Community Outreach, Promotion, and Education (SCOPE).