Mary Fernandes, PhD, is the Co-Founder and President of Solis Agrosciences, a plant sciences
company located in St. Louis that delivers specialized research services to Agtech innovators.
She is also an Executive in Residence at BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL, a non-profit
organization driving the bioscience and innovation economy in St. Louis.
Plants are key to enable a diversified and climate-resilient food system. Mary Fernandes proposes a Plant Genome Project (PGP), a robust Human Genome Project-style initiative to build a dataset of genetic information on plant species.