We’re revolutionizing chemical production while creating a positive impact.
The Inspiration Behind the Idea
Meet Our Team
Liz has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Penn State University where she focused on the factors governing Cytochrome P450 catalysis – a critical enzyme in many natural product synthesis pathways. As a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory, Elizabeth invented the biofilm bioreactor being commercialized by Capra Biosciences, Inc.
Co-Founder & CTO
Ahmad (Mo) Khalil
Ahmad (Mo) Khalil
Bonnie has a Master’s Degree in biochemistry from George Mason University. Like Capra, Bonnie’s experience spans biology and chemistry. She started her career studying synthetic organic chemistry before transitioning to biochemistry at George Mason where she researched mass spec peptidomics. At Capra, Bonnie applies biology to perform complex synthetic organic chemistry – all inside our microorganism.
Dir of Research and Development
Director of Research and Development
Mark Poole has a Ph.D. in biological engineering and environmental engineering from at North Carolina State University where he applied advanced synthetic biology techniques to engineer challenging non-model organisms. With an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering and previous experience building custom bioreactor systems, Mark embodies the multidisciplinary ethos for which Capra Biosciences strives. Mark also has unique experience with both biofilms and entrepreneurship – he and his mother founded a Kombucha business in Cary, NC called IngeuiTea Brews.
Dir of Operations
Director of Operations
Dane holds a Master’s in Biodefense, Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, and is experienced in synthetic biology. Dane brings over 15 years’ experience in the Defense and National Security sector leading large teams to solve complex technical tasks and manage operations. His most recent experience is launching, fundraising, and leading a $50M+ Federal Government Biotechnology Program involving over 100 scientists and engineers. Dane’s technical management skills and love for the environment – honed from his upbringing on a 4th generation family farm – drives his passion for sustainable chemicals.
Jenna leverages her passion for electrical engineering and physics to help build, test, and operate Capra’s novel bioreactors. Jenna entered the customer relations and sales arena when COVID paused her engineering undergrad. She applies her sales and engineering experience to also assist Capra’s equipment sourcing. Jenna’s zeal for building new tools and passion for continuous learning help support the team.
Join Our Team
We believe innovation occurs at the intersection of engineering, biology, chemistry, and materials science. After all, we created Capra through the intersection of disciplines.
Capra’s core values of respect, innovation, and accountability drive our belief that the more diverse our life experiences and world perspective, the stronger our team. We are committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, people of color, gender-expansive individuals, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Capra always seeks innovative people excited to work at the interface of biology and hardware engineering.
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