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.
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.
ABOUT THE TEAM
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.
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.
Joel Kowalewski, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Joel Kowalewski is an AI and Machine Learning scientist. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside, focusing on computational neuroscience. There he developed AI approaches that advanced basic research in chemistry, biomedical science and neuroscience, publishing work that accelerated the discovery of new flavors and fragrances, disease treatments, and insect repellents through AI. His research also contributed to deep learning tools that help automate signal detection and quantification in functional brain imaging experiments. He is an inventor on several patents for this work.
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).
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