December 2008 : Nomination. Evolugate is happy to announce that Dr. Thomas Lyons, formerly of the University of Florida Dept. of Chemistry, has decided to join the Evolugate team as Principal Research Scientist. Dr. Lyons ran a successful research program that focused on studying a novel family of receptors. His major contribution was the discovery that these receptors work by producing lipid second messengers. He was drawn to Evolugate by the power of the Evolugator technology and the chance to apply it to serious problems like biofuel and bioinsecticide development. Dr. Lyons brings with him expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and genetics.