LEADERSHIP

Jong Lee, MBA

President & CEO, Co-founder

Medical technology entrepreneur. Formerly management consultant at Monitor Group, focused on medtech commercialization, and Senior VP of Marketing & Strategy at ConforMIS. BA from Harvard and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Miriam Huntley, PhD

CTO, Co-founder

Computational biologist with expertise in genomics and machine learning. After MIT Physics undergrad, earned Harvard Applied Math PhD developing theory and computational methods for analyzing biological systems and large genomic datasets.

SCIENTIFIC CO-FOUNDERS

Doug Kwon, MD, PhD

Scientific Co-founder

Infectious Disease physician at Mass. General Hospital (MGH), Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Director of Clinical Research at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Expertise in the microbiome and its effect on immune response.

Melis Anahtar, MD, PhD

Scientific Co-founder

Medical Microbiology fellow at MGH with expertise in immunology, the human microbiome, and diagnostics. After biomedical engineering degree at MIT, studied immunology on a Rhodes Scholarship in Oxford, and worked in Doug Kwon’s lab through the Harvard MD-PhD Program.

Dougal Maclaurin, PhD

Scientific Co-founder

Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain, software engineer with a background in physics and machine learning. In his PhD at Harvard, Dougal worked on Bayesian methods and deep learning, and developed Autograd, a popular machine learning library.

TEAM

Chiahao (Kevin) Tsui, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Biochemist with expertise in transcriptional regulation and method development. During his PhD in the Tjian lab at UC Berkeley, Kevin developed methods to study protein-DNA interactions and identified novel histone gene regulators in Drosophila.

Febriana Pangestu

Genomics Sequencing Technician

As an undergraduate at Iowa State University, Febriana worked in a plant metabolism lab and completed her studies in biochemistry.

Ian Herriott

Manager, Sequencing Technologies

Sequencing aficionado with expertise in microbial ecology. After completing his bachelor's in Molecular Environmental Biology at UC Berkeley, Ian studied a variety of microbial communities and then managed the sequencing core at University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Imaly Nanayakkara, PhD

Research Scientist

Biomedical engineer with expertise in assay development. Imaly earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, where she focused on streamlining sample preparation methods and developing isothermal amplification assays towards point-of-care nucleic acid diagnostics.

Jeremy Parrish

Controller

Finance and accounting professional with Big Four public accounting experience in addition to leadership experience in both publicly traded and privately held corporations. Professional interests include continuous process improvement and serving as an integrated business partner. BA in Accounting from Ohio University.

Jae Hyeon Lee, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Machine Learning

Machine learning expert with background in algorithmic development, especially in the context of novel, noisy data. During his PhD in Physics at Harvard, Jae developed and implemented several scalable and robust machine learning and statistical inference techniques for a large international astronomical survey.

Lisa Cunden, PhD

Research Scientist

Chemical biologist with expertise in host-pathogen interactions. Lisa obtained her PhD from the Nolan group at MIT, focusing on the competition for metal nutrients during microbial invasion and uncovering antimicrobial properties of host-defense proteins.

Michael Kumcu

Research Associate II

After studying Neuroscience at Bucknell University, Michael earned his Masters in Neurochemistry from Stockholm University where he studied the effects of post-translational modifications on cellular localization and protein interactions.

Michelle Chen

Research Associate

Michelle obtained her Masters degree in marine biology at Northeastern University, where she studied the effects of increasing heat events on the presence of a Caribbean coral disease as well as the impending effects on the host.

Mohamad Sater, PhD

Senior Computational Biologist

Computational biologist with expertise in microbial genomics. After finishing a Computational Microbiology PhD in Switzerland Mohamad did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he analyzed large scale microbial sequencing data to investigate hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Nicole Billings, PhD

Director, Lab Services

Molecular microbiologist with expertise in bacterial physiology and genetics. Nicole's post-doc at MIT focused on bacterial biofilms, and she later contributed as a technical lead to the development of a rapid pathogen identification assay at Draper Labs.

Nidhi Shah

Research Associate II

Nidhi obtained her undergraduate and Masters degrees in microbiology at the University of Manitoba in Canada, where she studied plant bacteria mutants by building cDNA libraries and conducting transcriptomic analyses.

Paul Knysh, PhD

Research Scientist, Machine Learning

Researcher with a background in Applied Mathematics and building numerical models. During his PhD at University of New Hampshire, Paul designed a set of computational tools, such as an efficient procedure for parallel optimization of expensive black-box functions.

Rachel Martin

Research Associate

Rachel studied Human Evolutionary Biology as an undergraduate at Harvard, and performed computational human body modeling and driver behavior research at the University of Michigan.

Thomas Culp

Associate Data Scientist

Thomas obtained his AB from Harvard College in Physics, Math, and Computer Science. During his undergraduate studies, he implemented a deep recurrent neural network for jet discrimination based on a novel unsupervised physics learning approach for use with unlabeled Large Hadron Collider data.

Tim Farrell

Bioinformatics Engineer

Bioinformatics engineer with expertise in genomic data management, processing and analysis. After earning his MS in Bioinformatics from Boston University, Tim worked on malaria parasite and vector genomic epidemiology at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He also holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Walter Gillett

Software Architect

Startup software developer and team lead. Expert in building scalable data pipelines for applications such as digital agriculture at CiBO Technologies; pharmaceutical supply chain logistics at Tracelink; and pediatric genetic testing at Claritas Genomics. BA from Harvard in Math/Physics, MS from MIT in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Zach Munro

Software Engineer

Software engineer with a BS in Cognitive Brain Sciences, Computer Science, and Mathematics from Tufts. While at Tufts, did web development at the High-Performance Scientific Compute Cluster and research replicating human-like dialogue in robots at the Tufts Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory.