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Our Team


Matt Amicucci, Ph.D. Vice President, Research & Development
Angela Marcobal, Ph.D. Director of Product Development
Bruce McConnell Head of Business Development
Steve Watkins, Ph.D. President
James Cerney, M.S.C. Senior Research Associate II, Process Chemistry
David Chapin Research Associate, Process Chemistry
Julius Choi, Ph.D. Senior Engineer, Process Engineering
Alexandria Conner Scientist, Analytical Chemistry
John Doerheit Pilot Plant Manager
Riley Drexler Senior Research Associate, Data Science
Jada Kate Garcia Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
Hannah Gerber Research Associate, Microbiology
Nithya Krishnakumar Senior Research Associate, Microbiology
Megan Lee Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
María Maldonado-Gómez, Ph.D. Principal Scientist, Microbiology
Kat Ng, Ph.D. Senior Data Scientist, Data Science
Jenna Treon Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
Cory Vierra, M.S.C. Scientist, Process Chemistry
Fernaldy Wirawan Process Engineer


Matt Amicucci, Ph.D. Vice President, Research & Development
Bruce German, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor & Chemist Director, Foods for Health Institute
University of California Davis
Carlito Lebrilla, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor
University of California Davis
David Mills, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor
Shields Endowed Chair
University of California Davis
Matt Barnard Co-Founder and CEO

Scientific Advisors

Chris Damman, M.D., M.A. Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

Board of Directors

Gareth Asten Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Acre VVenture Partner
Oxana Kukhaneva Seventure Partnersenture Partners
Carlito Lebrilla, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis
Danilo Casadei Massari Chief Executive Officer, Nemysis Ltd.
Steve Watkins, Ph.D. President BCD Bioscience


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