We are global leaders in wastewater epidemiology

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Biobot Analytics Founders, Newsha Ghaeli (left) and Dr. Mariana Matus (right)

Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories

Founded by a biologist and an architect, our team has exemplified the power of interdisciplinary collaboration from its beginning.

As a first-year PhD student at MIT, Dr. Mariana Matus was inspired to start wastewater epidemiology research, so she could apply her technical skills to improve public health. With the support of Professors Eric Alm and Carlo Ratti, her research grew into the MIT Underworlds Project. Newsha Ghaeli, an architect, joined the project with an interest in how new technologies can improve cities and urban life. Their work resulted in several scientific publications, coverage by dozens of local and national media outlets, and Dr. Matus’ PhD dissertation in Computational Biology.

Inspired by the potential of wastewater epidemiology, Biobot is the first company in the world to commercialize data from sewage. After winning multiple entrepreneurship competitions at MIT, including a place in the DeltaV and DesignX accelerators, Biobot completed the Y Combinator accelerator in San Francisco. Headquartered in the Boston area, we aim to extend our wastewater epidemiology platform across the globe.

Interested in joining our team?

Our Team

Mariana Matus, CEO & COFOUNDER
Mariana Matus, PhD
Newsha Ghaeli
Andy Zeilman, Chief Operating Officer
Andy Zeilman
Chief Operating Officer
Joe Dillon, Chief Revenue Officer
Joe Dillon
Chief Revenue Officer
Michael Rhys Profile, Chief of Staff
Michael Rhys
Chief of Staff
Sara Beckloff, VP, Lab Operations
Sara Beckloff
VP, Lab Operations
Jake Byrnes, VP, Data Science
Jake Byrnes
VP, Data Science
Venkat Jaganathan, VP, Product
Venkat Jaganathan
VP, Product
Jessica Randazza-Pade, VP, Marketing
Jessica Randazza-Pade
VP, Marketing
Patrick Acer, Research Associate V
Patrick Acer
Research Associate V
Tracy Analoro, Research Associate I
Tracy Analoro
Research Associate I
Michael Arcudi, Controller
Michael Arcudi
Joseph Arroyo, Research Associate II
Joseph Arroyo
Research Associate II
Samantha Bernarducci
Samantha Bernarducci
Manager, Customer Success
Kyle Billemeyer, Staff Software Engineer
Kyle Billemeyer
Staff Software Engineer
Matt Boyce, Cheminformatician
Matt Boyce
Alex Buben, Research Data Scientist II
Alex Buben
Research Data Scientist II
Paul Cassil, Staff Data Scientist
Paul Cassil
Staff Data Scientist
Cameron Colby, Manager, Environmental Partnerships
Cameron Colby
Manager, Environmental Partnerships
Becca Cooper, Tech Transfer Specialist I
Becca Cooper, PhD
Tech Transfer Specialist I
Liana Coviello, Employee Experience Specialist & Executive Assistant
Liana Coviello
Employee Experience Specialist & Executive Assistant
Quang Dang, DevSecOps Engineer
Quang Dang
DevSecOps Engineer
Oasis Dardy
Oasis Dardy
Fulfillment Associate
Amy Darnell
Amy Darnell
Regional Director South
Faith David, People Ops & Talent
Faith David
People Ops & Talent
Lindsay Devin, Director, Finance, Planning & Analysis
Lindsay Devin
Director, Finance, Planning & Analysis
Steve Dirks, Regional Director West + Canada
Steve Dirks
Regional Director West + Canada
Marisa Donnelly, Public Health Partnerships Epidemiologist
Marisa Donnelly
Public Health Partnerships Epidemiologist
Dustin Dorsey, Systems & Data Architect
Dustin Dorsey
Systems & Data Architect
Nick Durham, Account Associate
Nick Durham
Account Associate
Julie Egor, Customer Success Manager
Julie Egor
Customer Success Manager
Oliver Ehrhardt, DevSecOps Engineer
Oliver Ehrhardt
DevSecOps Engineer
Jana Epstein, Product Manager, Applications
Jana Epstein
Product Manager, Applications
Michela Farina, Molecular Supervisor
Michela Farina
Molecular Supervisor
Timelia Fink, Laboratory Production Manager
Timelia Fink
Laboratory Production Manager
Johnny Florez
Johnny Florez
Fulfillment Associate
Roisin Floyd, Molecular Supervisor
Róisín Floyd-O’Sulivan
Molecular Supervisor
Jennifer Fostel,  Senior Product Manager, Applications
Jennifer Fostel
Senior Product Manager, Applications
Lauren Galinsky, Strategic Partnerships Manager
Lauren Galinsky
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Ethan Gauvin, Director, Government Affairs
Ethan Gauvin
Director, Government Affairs
Lelia Gessner, Strategic Account Manager - Public Sector
Lelia Gessner
Strategic Account Manager – Public Sector
Anna Greene, Senior Manager, Performance Marketing
Anna Greene
Senior Manager, Performance Marketing
Celia Groeneveldt, Customer Support Coordinator
Celia Groeneveldt
Customer Support Coordinator
Josh Harrison, Computational Biologist
Josh Harrison, PhD
Computational Biologist
Muhammad Hassan, Regional Director North East
Muhammad Hassan
Regional Director North East
Katie Heinemann, MPH, Senior Software Engineer
Katie Heinemann, MPH
Senior Software Engineer
Kait Hess Jimenez, Senior Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Kait Hess Jimenez
Senior Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Jennings Heussner, Director, Government Business
Jennings Heussner
Director, Government Business
Max Imakaev, PhD, Staff Data Scientist
Max Imakaev, PhD
Staff Data Scientist
Sam Kearney, Research Associate I
Sam Kearney
Research Associate I
Amanda Kennedy-Paige, Tech Transfer Specialist II
Amanda Kennedy-Paige
Tech Transfer Specialist II
Bob Kittredge, Director of Customer Success and Support
Bob Kittredge
Director of Customer Success and Support
Annie Kuan, Data Quality & Operations Manager
Annie Kuan
Data Quality & Operations Manager
Pema Kunsal, Research Associate II
Pema Kunsal
Research Associate II
Kyja Kutnick, Senior Product Designer
Kyja Kutnick
Senior Product Designer
Alexia Lancea, Research Associate I
Alexia Lancea
Research Associate I
Augusto Latorre, Research Associate II
Augusto Latorre
Research Associate II
John Mariano, Research Associate I
John Mariano
Research Associate I
Janet Matsubara, Director, Laboratory Operations
Janet Matsubara
Director, Laboratory Operations
Monica Matus, ACCOUNTANT
Monica Matus
Thomas McDonald, Senior Process Development Scientist
Thomas McDonald
Senior Process Development Scientist
Kyle McElroy, Principal Research Scientist
Kyle McElroy, PhD
Principal Research Scientist
Casey McGinley, Product Director
Casey McGinley
Product Director
Ross McKinney, Senior Manager, Data Engineering
Ross McKinney
Senior Manager, Data Engineering
Jenelle McNeill, Director, People Operations
Jenelle McNeill
Director, People Operations
Adrianna Mena, Brand Designer
Adrianna Mena
Brand Designer
Samuel Mendola, Research Associate III
Samuel Mendola
Research Associate III
Ena Miculinic
Greg Miller, Manager, DevSecOps
Greg Miller
Manager, DevSecOps
Olive Nixdorf, Research Associate I
Olive Nixdorf
Research Associate I
Kaleena Olatunji
Kaleena Olatunji
Fulfillment Associate
Jamie Orent
Jamie Orent
Fulfillment Associate
Allison Pape, Software Engineer
Alison Pape
Software Engineer
Ridge Pierce, Research Associate II
Ridge Pierce
Research Associate II
Allison Piper, Customer Support & Insights Analyst
Allison Piper
Customer Support & Insights Analyst
Monica Pompey, Research Associate III
Monica Pompey
Research Associate III
Stanley Popoff,  Senior Product Manager, Platform
Stanley Popoff
Product Manager, Senior Product Manager, Platform
Morgan Profile, Molecular Supervisor
Morgan Powell
Molecular Supervisor
Mike Richards, Staff Software Engineer
Mike Richards
Staff Software Engineer
Shawn Rinehart, Senior Software Engineer
Shawn Rinehart
Senior Software Engineer
Genevieve Rogers
Genevieve Rogers
Product Manager
Lawrence Ruffin, Senior Software Engineer
Lawrence Ruffin
Senior Software Engineer
Juan Saldarriaga Gomez
Juan Saldarriaga Gomez
Fulfillment Associate
Chaithra Sathyanarayana, Senior Software Engineer
Chaithra Sathyanarayana
Senior Software Engineer
Nour Sharara, Director, International Partnerships
Nour Sharara, MPH
Director, International Partnerships
Alyssa Shinn, Research Associate III
Alyssa Shinn
Research Associate III
Camelia Shuja, Fulfillment Operations Manager
Camelia Shuja
Fulfillment Operations Manager
Avery Sikora, Manager,  Federal Strategy
Avery Sikora
Manager, Federal Strategy
Quentin Smith, Associate Data Scientist II
Quentin Smith
Associate Data Scientist II
Summer Smith
Summer Smith
Staff Software Engineer
Kenny Squires, Product Manager
Kenny Squires
Product Manager
Katherine Stansifer, Associate Director, Data Science
Katherine Stansifer, PhD
Associate Director, Data Science
Taylor Stewart
Taylor Stewart
Research Scientist I
Christopher Thompson, LIMS Administrator
Christopher Thompson
LIMS Administrator
Adam Thomson, Senior Software Engineer
Adam Thomson
Senior Software Engineer
Kevin Tsui, Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Kevin Tsui, PhD
Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Matteo Vaiente, Staff Data Scientist, Quant Epidemiology
Matteo Vaiente
Staff Data Scientist, Staff Data Scientist, Quant Epidemiology
Richard Valentas, Molecular Supervisor
Richard Valentas
Molecular Supervisor
Jade Valme, Associate Computational Biologist
Jade Valme
Associate Computational Biologist
 Emerasia Vongphachanh, Research Associate I
Emerasia Vongphachanh
Research Associate I
Samantha Wagner, Manager, Customer Success
Samantha Wagner
Manager, Customer Success
Kelly Wahl, Research Program Manager
Kelly Wahl, MPH
Research Program Manager
Joe Walberg, Lab Operations Assistant
Joe Walberg
Lab Operations Assistant
Alex Waldrop, Staff Software Engineer
Alex Waldrop
Staff Software Engineer
Nadia Wallace, Senior Director, Engineering
Nadia Wallace
Senior Director, Engineering
Nicholas West, PhD, Research Scientist I
Nicholas West
Research Scientist I
Sebastian Wicker, Proposal Strategist
Sebastian Wicker
Proposal Strategist
Taylor Wirtz, Manager, Web Applications
Taylor Wirtz
Manager, Web Applications
Anna Wolock, Research Associate I
Anna Wolock
Research Associate I
Cristin Young, Epidemiologist
Cristin Young, MPH, PhD

Our Advisors

Board of Advisors

John Brownstein
John Brownstein
Andrew Weber
Andrew Weber

Scientific Advisors

Eric Profile, Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
Eric Alm, PhD
Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
Dr. Peter Chai, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Peter Chai, MD
Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Timothy Erickson, Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Timothy Erickson, MD
Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bill Hanage
Bill Hanage, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Elizabeth Profile, Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Elizabeth Kujawinski, PhD
Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Backed by

The Engine
Y Combinator
American Family Institute