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Mowgli Holmes | Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo

Mowgli Holmes

CEO of Phylos Bioscience

Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

Mowgli has given presentations at MjBizCon, NCIA Seed to Sale, the Emerald Cup, TechFest NW, and many other industry-leading conferences.

About Phylos

Phylos is the industry leader of genomic cannabis research and development. Founded in 2014 by two native Oregonians, Phylos maintains the most comprehensive database of cannabis DNA on the planet. The complete database is accessible as The Phylos Galaxy, where it serves as a transformative public tool for product consistency, transparency, and education.

The company’s heartbeat is the lab, where a team of scientists collaborate to unravel the genetic mysteries of a deeply complex plant. Together, with a diverse team of software engineers, business entrepreneurs, data analysts, and community leaders, Phylos creates and shares sustainable and innovative cultivation services with growers and breeders worldwide.


Phylos has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, VICE, Vocativ, Cannabis Now, and many other publications. Learn more here: