John Husnik PhD

Chief Executive Officer, CSO, Co-Founder & Director

Dr. John Husnik is a leading researcher in the area of yeast strain development techniques, as well as having significant experience developing and applying novel and innovative yeast-based solutions to multiple food and beverage industry problems. Over the past five years, John and his team have worked tirelessly to advance the H2S-preventing wine yeast traits originally discovered and patented by Dr. Linda Bisson at the University of California, Davis. In addition, John and his team discovered, patented and are commercializing the acrylamide-reducing yeast technology owned by Renaissance BioScience Corp. John and team are also responsible for the RNA project from idea stage to todays' status. Dr. Husnik earned his Bachelor degree in Microbiology and his Masters degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph, and holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of British Columbia.