Pheronym is presenting at LEEP Demo Day 2023

Our CEO, Dr. Kaplan, is presenting Pheronym’s technology at the LEEP Demo Day 2023 organized by Chain Reaction Innovations in Chicago, IL, on June 7.

The event will showcase 20+ startups from the DOE Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (LEEP), including Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory, Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and West Gate at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Pheronym is honored to be among the amazing startups and be part of the Cyclotron Road program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Listen to our pitch in person on June 7, 2023, at 4:30 PM, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, IL.

Stop by our booth to talk to us at 6 PM.

If you missed the LEEP demo day, you can listen to the Pheronym’s technology on youtube.

Together in Innovation: Agricultural Advances Webinar

Dr. Kaplan is honored to be among the amazing panelist on a webinar by the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free online webinar, “Together in Innovation: Agricultural advances.

Expert panelists covered:

  • Valuable resources innovators can use to protect their intellectual property (IP) and secure funding for their enterprises
  • The challenges women innovators face and overcome in agricultural innovation
  • Entrepreneur organizations and funding sources

If you missed the webinar on Feb 28, you have a second chance.

A brief highlight of the webinar and how Pheronym utilized USPTO sources is on Medium.


Dr. Kaplan was UC Davis BioLaunch Career Lab

Dr. Kaplan talked to the 2nd year Bio students at UC Davis BioLaunch Career Lab on Feb 10, 2023,  about her career path, Pheronym, and our technology harnessing pheromones to create climate-resilient pest control solutions for farmers.

We thank Professor Carrie Ozeran for this opportunity to connect with UC Davis undergraduate students.

Pheronym is also looking for interns. If you are interested, find us in UC Davis Handshake.

Dr. Kaplan is on Joe Gardener Podcast!

How Nematodes and Pheromones Will Be Used in the Future of Gardening.

S. feltiae infective juveniles are emerging from consumed insect cadavers.

Dr. Fatma Kaplan, Pheronym’s CEO and founder, was a guest on the Joe Gardener podcast. They talked about how lab-produced pheromones can be used to repel pest nematodes and stimulate beneficial nematodes for insect control. To learn more about nematodes and pheromones, follow the link to listen to the podcast.

Seminar at Washington State University

Join Dr.Kaplan on November 9, 2022 at 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM PST for “Nematode pheromone extracts act as boosters for entomopathogenic nematodes’ efficacy to control agricultural pests in the soil” as part of the WSU Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar Series. She will discuss beneficial nematodes, pheromone extracts, and their impact on controlling agricultural pests!

The seminar will be held on zoom through the Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program at WSU.

Please contact for the URL.


What can entomopathogenic nematodes do for soil health?

Join the discussion on Sept 14th, 2022 at 2 PM (EST) with Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym, Dr. David Shapiro, Research Leader at USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit in Byron, GA, and Dr. Jacob Parnell, Sr. Agronomist at Biome Makers, as they discuss how entomopathogenic nematodes and their pheromones can provide unforeseen benefits to soil health and cropping systems.

Learn more about:

  • Assessing the efficacy of beneficial nematodes with and without the pheromones.
  • Demonstrating product performance.
  • Measuring the effects of biological ag inputs on the soil microbiome of peach orchards.
  • Soil insight into functionality, hormone production, and stress adaptation.

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