Derek H. Wells, PhD - Founder and CEO. Dr. Derek Wells has over 20 years of research and leadership experience in academic and industrial biotechnology. Prior to founding ExoPolymer, he served as the CTO at Antheia, Inc., and was a senior scientist at DuPont Industrial Biosciences, formerly Genencor, a Danisco Division. His scientific expertise spans protein engineering, metabolic pathway engineering, molecular biology, and genetic modification of fermentative organisms for the production of valuable target molecules. Dr. Wells received a PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and a BS in Plant Genetics from UC Berkeley.