Jason Pyle, M.D., Ph.D., joined Evolve as managing director in 2022 to focus his work on the mass mental health crisis and the rampant diseases of despair, which afflict tens of millions of Americans. He is an accomplished biotechnology executive with over twenty years of executive management and technology development experience. He has founded and led successful biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, including Verdant Pharmaceuticals, Triton Biopharma, Fabric Inc., Sapphire Energy and Epoc Bioengineering. He is committed to developing healthcare technologies and bringing science-backed healing to the most important problems of our generation. He has received numerous awards for his contributions in biotechnology and his business leadership in the life sciences, including Top 100 Green Executive by Forbes, Top Tech Executive by San Diego Magazine, and National Innovator by the U.S. Department of Energy. He holds several pending and issued patents in the engineering and biological sciences and has worked in diverse cross-discipline areas such as nanofabrication, optical engineering and structural biology. Jason is a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned an Engineering degree from the University of Arizona. He received both his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.