Weslee Glenn

VP of Innovation
Ayana Bio

Weslee “Wes” Glenn looks at society’s biggest challenges with resolve and optimism, buoyed by the great promise of biotechnology. He has spent his career studying plants–how they make molecules we co-opt as medicines, how they respond to stress, and how they can be protected from insects. To date, he has co-authored several patent applications and scientific publications, including work that Plant Physiology designated as a “Breakthrough Technology.”As VP of Innovation at Ayana Bio, Wes designs cellular technology to produce plant natural products. His goal is to develop modern clean methods that harness nature’s nutrients and conserve the environment.