We are global leaders in wastewater epidemiology

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 urban studies researcher, joined the project with an interest in how new technologies can improve cities and urban life. Their work resulted in Dr. Matus’ PhD dissertation in Computational Biology, several scientific publications, and coverage by dozens of local and national media outlets.

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.

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Our Team

Mariana Matus, PhD
CEO & COFOUNDER
Newsha Ghaeli
PRESIDENT & COFOUNDER
Doug Wendel
CTO
Andy Zeilman
COO
Patrick Acer
Research Associate IV
Jessica Alföldi, PhD
VP of Research & Development
Krisandra Allen, MPH
Manager, Epidemiology
Tracy Analoro
Research Associate I
Michael Arcudi
Controller
Alex Arnold
Data Analyst
Sara Beckloff
Vice President, Lab Operations
Kyle Billemeyer
Staff Software Engineer
Matt Boyce
Cheminformatician
Alex Buben
Associate Epidemiologist
Jake Byrnes
VP, Data Science
Michael Cappillino
Senior Director, Program Management
Cameron Colby
Manager, Environmental Partnerships
Becca Cooper, PhD
Research Scientist
Quang Dang
DevOps Engineer
Faith David
People Ops & Talent
Nick Durham
Government Business Associate
Claire Duvallet, PhD
Founding Technical Lead, Data Science
Julie Egor
Senior Customer Success Specialist
Oliver Ehrhardt
DevOps Engineer
Noriko Endo, PhD
Research Program Manager
Jana Epstein
Manager, Corporate Strategy
Michela Farina
Research Associate III
Timelia Fink
Laboratory Production Manager
Róisín Floyd-O’Sulivan
Research Associate III
Lauren Galinsky
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Ethan Gauvin
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Gordon Getzinger, PhD
Research Scientist III
Heather Greig
Research Associate II
Celia Groeneveldt
Customer Support Associate II
Sasha Halpern
Data Analyst
Josh Harrison, PhD
Computational Biologist
Muhammad Hassan
Senior Account Executive
Helen He
Manager, Technical Project Management Group
Katie Heinemann, MPH
Software Engineer
Kait Hess Jimenez
Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Jennings Heussner
Director, Government Business
Genevieve Hoffman
Head of Product Design
Max Imakaev, PhD
Staff Data Scientist
Amber Joy
Software Engineer
Amanda Kennedy-Paige
Process Development Scientist, Molecular Biology
Bob Kittredge
Director of Customer Success and Support
Phil Kowalski
VP, Customer Experience
Annie Kuan
Data Quality & Operations Manager
Pema Kunsal
Research Associate II
Kyja Kutnick
Senior Product Designer
Augusto Latorre
Research Associate II
Bobby Lee
Senior Product Manager, Government
Colin Leiker
Visual Designer
Becca Malizia
Science Communications Manager
Tafara Mashanda
Research Associate II
Janet Matsubara
Associate Director, Laboratory Operations
Monica Matus
ACCOUNTANT
Kyle McElroy, PhD
Principal Research Scientist
Casey McGinley
Chief of Staff
Ross McKinney
Group Lead, Pipelines
Jenelle McNeill
Senior Manager, People Operations
Adrianna Mena
Executive Assistant
Samuel Mendola
Research Associate III
Ena Miculinic
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II
Greg Miller
Group Lead, Cloud Ops
Alexandra Mirina
Group Lead, Data Operations
Beatriz Mora
Customer Operations Associate
Prince Okebalama
Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise
Alison Pape
Software Engineer
Brian Parrish
Software Engineer
Ridge Pierce
Research Associate II
Karla Pierrot
Recruiting Coordinator
Allison Piper
Customer Support Analyst
Monica Pompey
Research Associate II
Stanley Popoff
Technical Project Manager
Morgan Powell
Research Associate III
Michael Rhys
Director, Corporate Strategy
Mike Richards
Staff Software Engineer
Shawn Rinehart
Senior Software Engineer
Alysia Roberts
Customer Success Specialist
Chaithra Sathyanarayana
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Jay Shah
Senior Marketing Manager
Nour Sharara, MPH
Public Health Scientist
Alyssa Shinn
Research Associate II
Camelia Shuja
Fulfillment Operations Manager
Avery Sikora
Customer Programs Manager
Thomas Simpson
Director, Enterprise Sales
Quentin Smith
Data Quality Analyst
Katherine Stansifer, PhD
Senior Manager, Data Science
Emma Suhr
Staff Software Engineer
Adam Thomson
Senior Software Engineer
Hannah Totte
Research Data Scientist
Kevin Tsui, PhD
Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Jade Valme
Associate Computational Biologist
Andrea Villanova
Manager, Customer Support
Samantha Wagner
Manager, Customer Success
Kelly Wahl, MPH
Research Program Manager
Joe Walberg
Lab Operations Assistant
Alex Waldrop
Staff Software Engineer
Nadia Wallace
Director, Software Engineering
Taylor Wirtz
Manager, Web Applications
Allison Young, MPH
Data Scientist
Cristin Young, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist
Amy Zimmer-Faust
Program Manager

Our Advisors

Board of Advisors

John Brownstein
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL; PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Andrew Weber
SENIOR FELLOW, THE COUNCIL ON STRATEGIC RISKS. Former U.S. ASST. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, & BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Scientific Advisors

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

Backed by

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The Engine
DCVC
Y Combinator
Refactor
American Family Institute
Homebrew