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Susan Lynch, Ph.D.

Inventor of Siolta’s technology, Susan is Professor of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Susan, a key opinion leader in the microbiome field, has participated in countless National Institute of Health and National Academy of… More Info

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Samir Kaul

Founding partner at Khosla Ventures, Samir has almost 20 years of experience fostering the growth of early stage companies in the life sciences, health, sustainability and biotechnology space. Samir started his career in genomic sciences at Craig Venter’s Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) before shifting his focus to business and… More Info

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Nikole Kimes, Ph.D.

A founder and lead executive driving Siolta’s early-stage development, Nikole heads a talented team of scientists, blending microbiology, immunology, and bioinformatics expertise to develop innovative microbial therapeutics. She has over a decade of experience in microbial ecology and host/microbe interactions supported by the National Science Foundation, European Commission FP7, and… More Info

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Ricardo Villaderes, Ph.D.

An inventor of Siolta’s technology, Ricardo is an exceptional microbiologist trained at the University of Florida (UF) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He brings industry knowledge to the team as the former Director of R&D at MNG Laboratories. His experience with our technology platform, industry diagnostics and live biotherapeutic development makes him… More Info

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Benjamin M. Fiebiger, Ph.D.

A senior scientist specializing in immunology and molecular biology, Benjamin was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation that he completed at Rockefeller University in NYC. He has over 10 years of experience in molecular immunology and cell biology, experience interfacing between academia and industry and prior experience… More Info

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Jill Bilodeaux, BS

An ambitious and talented scientist, Jill brings us expertise from her training in biotechnology, fermentation and microbiology at the University of California. Jill’s passion and exuberance for pushing the boundaries of knowledge forward are a refreshing addition to our team.

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Rene Lopez, MS

An experienced and successful bioinformatics specialist with 20 years of industry experience, Rene has a master’s degree in computer science and has worked extensively with microbiome and genomic diagnostics companies. Rene also has expertise in the areas of database management and systems development. He has been essential in building foundational bioinformatics… More Info

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Neeraja Vajrala, PhD

A senior scientist with over 14 years of interdisciplinary microbiology expertise, Neeraja obtained her postdoctoral training at Oregon State University. Based on her postdoctoral work optimizing analytical methods, scalable manufacturing and microbial production SOPs, she transitioned to industry where she was instrumental in developing AOBiome’s live biotherapeutic products (LBPs), currently… More Info

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Homer Boushey, MD

World-renowned pulmonary medicine clinician and researcher, Homer is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and serves as a Principal Investigator for UCSF’s Asthma Clinical Research Center. He received his medical degree at UCSF and specialty pulmonary medicine training at Oxford University and UCSF. As… More Info

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Peter Hutt, JD

Former Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and senior counsel at Covington and Burling LLP, Peter is a legend in the realm of food and drug law and regulatory affairs. In addition to his law practice, he teaches Food and Drug Law at Harvard Law School, has… More Info