Dr. Stefan Lutz joined Codexis in 2020 as the Senior Vice President of Research to lead the company’s protein discovery efforts. Prior to Codexis, he was a professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Emory University. In addition to his academic work, Stefan has consulted for AgriMetis and served on the scientiﬁc advisory boards of ZuvaChem, CODA Genomics Inc. and SynBioX Inc. Stefan holds six patens, and has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and technical books. Stefan received a B.Sc. in chemistry/chemical engineering from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, an M.Sc. in biotechnology from the University of Teesside and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Florida. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University.