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Meet Bolt

Humans at Bolt – Libby Sommer, Director of Corporate Responsibility

At Bolt our goal is to make unprecedented, more sustainable materials that buck the status quo, and yet are highly desirable and functional. We believe that by integrating sustainability into every stage of the product creation and development process, we can develop materials that realize this lofty target. It’s one that we could not reach... Read more »

Humans at Bolt – Dr. Edyta Szewczyk, Senior Scientist in Biology

Edyta is a fungal geneticist and a strain engineer at Bolt. She works with the organism that Bolt uses as the foundation for Mylo™, and creates a genetic map that tells us what gene corresponds to what characteristic of the fungus. On many levels, she is the one who is most familiar with the organism,... Read more »

Humans at Bolt – Dr. Kevin McCluskey, Fungal Geneticist & Lead Principal Scientist

Dr. Kevin McCluskey is a fungal geneticist leading the Grow team and guiding the process development for Mylo™ material. As part of his job, Kevin sets direction for the team and makes sure they are in tune with the latest developments across different scientific fields and can translate them to Bolt’s own work. “You can... Read more »

Bolt’s Founding Story: How It All Began

It all started back when our co-founders Dan, David, and Ethan met in 2009. (Cue the flashback harp sound effects.) Ethan and Dan were UC San Francisco PhD students making microbes produce silk and David was a UC Berkeley PhD student using microfluidic devices to mimic the process of spiders spinning silk. Ethan and Dan... Read more »
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