HYDRAULIC ENHANCEMENT of crops
We are a team of agronomists, biologists, and chemists building products that improve harvest yields for growers. We have developed insights into the physiology of plant water use, and have developed a pipeline of chemistry that results in hydraulic enhancement of crops. Hydraulic enhanced crops show higher field trial yields under both irrigated and dryland conditions, compared to untreated control plots. We are currently developing our first product from this pipeline, a first-in-class chemistry for row crops that can be applied as a seed treatment or foliar spray. We are currently performing field trials across the US corn belt, Europe, and the Southern Hemisphere.
Eric Davidson - Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Eric co-founded Asilomar Bio to deliver step change technologies for improving agriculture in a sustainable way. Eric was previously a postdoctoral associate at Imperial College London, where he developed integrated genetic, software, and hardware tools for programming biological systems. Eric holds a Ph.D. and B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Travis Bayer - Founder and Chief Technology Officer. Travis is a biochemist with experience developing technologies for the bioprocessing, fine chemicals, energy, and mining sectors. Before starting Asilomar, Travis was an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. Travis received his Ph.D. from Caltech.
If you are interested in working on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture, we would love to hear from you. Open positions can be found here.
Partners and support
We are supported by investments from Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Fall Line Capital, as well as grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).