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Lobstagen

Lobstagen is a UCONN TIP company dedicated to replenishing Long Island Sound (LIS) with temperature and shell disease resistant lobsters.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 3
  • Website lobstagen.com

Company Summary

Lobstagen is a UCONN TIP Company located at Avery Point in Groton CT. The founders represent both expertise in biochemistry and cell biology of marine organisms and best suited to the task of developing a food formulation (LobstaChow™) that will optimize the molt and growth cycle of the lobsters while preventing canabalistic behavior and aggression so that they can be grown in an open aquaculture system.

Team

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    Hans Laufer
    CoFounder

    Hans Laufer, is a world renowned expert in the cell and molecular biology of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Dr. Laufer, is a Professor Emeritus/Research Professor at University of Connecticut with postdoctoral training at Carnegie Institution of Washington, and Johns Hopkins.

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    David Fogel
    CFO Advisor

    Dave is the Principal of Swifton CFOs, an outsourced CFO firm. He possesses over 24 years of senior financial management experience in life science companies. He has a BS in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.

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    Mitch Sanders
    CoFounder

    Co-Founder. Mitch is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in protein biochemistry. He has a MS & PhD from WPI and postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT. Dr. Sanders has 20+ years in securing capital, fostering corporate partnerships, NIH grants and leading successful product development teams. During graduate school at WPI and two post docs at the Whitehead Institute/MIT he studied the cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biolog

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    Nicole Perlot
    Research Associate

    Nicole Perlot, Research Associate. Nikki has a Bachelor of Science in Coastal Studies from UCONN (Avery Point) with a Minor in Environmental Economics and Policy focused on fisheries. She has experience working for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service in both a lab research position at Woods Hole, and in the field collecting bycatch data aboard commercial fishing vessels. Nikki has also worked for multiple New England states collecting catc

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    Silvana Luongo
    Research Associate

    Silvana Luongo, Research Associate. Silvana has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCONN (Storrs) with a Minor in Marine Biology. Her laboratory and research experience includes working as a research assistant focusing on benthic Copepods in a laboratory at UCONN Avery Point. She also completed an independent study as an undergraduate at UCONN Storrs researching anadromous fishes, for which fish were reared and studi

Advisors

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    Frank Marco, W I G G I N A N D D A N A | 265 Church Street | New Haven, CT 06510
    Lawyer
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Previous Investors

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    Founders Investment
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