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 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.

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
Jessica Alfoldi, VP, Research & Development
Jessica Alföldi, PhD
VP, Research & Development
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
Phil Kowalski, VP, Customer Experience
Phil Kowalski
VP, Customer Experience
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
Alex Arnold, Data Analyst
Alex Arnold
Data Analyst
Joseph Arroyo, Research Associate II
Joseph Arroyo
Research Associate II
Johanna Barbour, Research Associate III
Johanna Barbour
Research Associate III
Samantha Bernarducci
Samantha Bernarducci
Manager, Customer Success
Timothy Best, Staff Software Engineer
Timothy Best
Staff Software Engineer
Kyle Billemeyer, Staff Software Engineer
Kyle Billemeyer
Staff Software Engineer
Kristen Bishop, Recruiting Manager
Kristen Bishop
Recruiting Manager
Matt Boyce, Cheminformatician
Matt Boyce
Alex Buben, Research Data Scientist II
Alex Buben
Research Data Scientist II
Michael Cappillino, Senior Director, Program Management
Michael Cappillino
Senior Director, Program Management
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
Elizabeth Cownie, Research Associate I
Elizabeth Cownie
Research Associate I
Tyler Crea, Employee Experience Specialist & Executive Assistant
Tyler Crea
Employee Experience Specialist & Executive Assistant
Nicole Dagata, Assistant Project Manager
Nicole Dagata
Assistant Project Manager
Quang Dang, DevOps Engineer
Quang Dang
DevOps Engineer
Oasis Dardy
Oasis Dardy
Fulfillment Associate
Amy Darnell
Amy Darnell
Director of Enterprise Sales
Faith David, People Ops & Talent
Faith David
People Ops & Talent
Lindsay Devin, Director, Finance, Planning & Analysis
Lindsay Devin
Director, Finance, Planning & Analysis
Steve Dirks, Strategic Account Director, US West & Canada
Steve Dirks
Strategic Account Director, US West & Canada
Dustin Dorsey, Systems & Data Architect
Dustin Dorsey
Systems & Data Architect
Nick Durham, Government Business Associate
Nick Durham
Government Business Associate
Julie Egor, Senior Customer Success Specialist
Julie Egor
Senior Customer Success Specialist
Oliver Ehrhardt, Devops Engineer
Oliver Ehrhardt
DevOps Engineer
Jana Epstein, Manager, Product Strategy
Jana Epstein
Manager, Product Strategy
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, Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Ethan Gauvin
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Lelia Gessner, Strategic Account Manager - Public Sector
Lelia Gessner
Strategic Account Manager – Public Sector
Gordon Getzinger, Research Scientist III
Gordon Getzinger, PhD
Research Scientist III
Zoe Grant
Zoe Grant
BioRD Coop
Anna Greene, Senior Manager, Performance Marketing
Anna Greene
Senior Manager, Performance Marketing
Heather Greig, Research Associate II
Heather Greig
Research Associate II
Celia Groeneveldt, Customer Support Associate II
Celia Groeneveldt
Customer Support Associate II
Sasha Halpern, Associate Data Scientist II
Sasha Halpern
Associate Data Scientist II
Josh Harrison, Computational Biologist
Josh Harrison, PhD
Computational Biologist
Muhammad Hassan, Senior Account Executive
Muhammad Hassan
Senior Account Executive
Helen He, Manager, Technical Project Management Group
Helen He
Manager, Technical Project Management Group
Katie Heinemann, MPH, Senior Software Engineer
Katie Heinemann, MPH
Senior Software Engineer
Kait Hess Jimenez, Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Kait Hess Jimenez
Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Jennings Heussner, Director, Government Business
Jennings Heussner
Director, Government Business
Genevieve Hoffman, Associate Director, Brand Experience and Design
Genevieve Hoffman
Associate Director, Brand Experience and Design
Max Imakaev, PhD, Staff Data Scientist
Max Imakaev, PhD
Staff Data Scientist
Amber Joy, Software Engineer
Amber Joy
Software Engineer
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
Colin Leiker, Visual Designer
Colin Leiker
Visual Designer
Sujatha Lekshmivaragan, Technical Project Manager
Sujatha Lekshmivaragan
Technical Project Manager
Becca Malizia, Senior Manager, Science Communications
Becca Malizia
Senior Manager, Science Communications
Brenton Mantone, Lab Ops Assistant
Brenton Mantone
Lab Ops Assistant
Ram Manusani, Lead Software QA Engineer
Ram Manusani
Lead Software QA Engineer
John Mariano, Research Associate I
John Mariano
Research Associate I
Tafara Mashanda, Research Associate II
Tafara Mashanda
Research Associate II
Bria Massey, Assistant Project Manager
Bria Massey
Assistant Project Manager
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, Group Lead, Pipelines
Ross McKinney
Group Lead, Pipelines
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, Group Lead, Cloud Ops
Greg Miller
Group Lead, Cloud Ops
Alexandra Mirina, Group Lead, Data Operations
Alexandra Mirina
Group Lead, Data Operations
Michael Montgomery, Product Manager
Michael Monty Montgomery
Product Manager
Beatriz Mora, Growth Operations Specialist
Beatriz Mora
Growth Operations Specialist
Olive Nixdorf, Research Associate I
Olive Nixdorf
Research Associate I
Prince Okebalama, Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise
Prince Okebalama
Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise
Kaleena Olatunji
Kaleena Olatunji
Fulfillment Associate
Ethan Operach
Ethan Operach
Software Engineering Intern
Jamie Orent
Jamie Orent
Fulfillment Associate
Allison Pape, Software Engineer
Alison Pape
Software Engineer
Brian Parrish, Software Engineer
Brian Parrish
Software Engineer
Ridge Pierce, Research Associate II
Ridge Pierce
Research Associate II
Karla Pierrot
Karla Pierrot
Recruiting Coordinator
Allison Piper, Customer Support Analyst
Allison Piper
Customer Support Analyst
Monica Pompey, Research Associate II
Monica Pompey
Research Associate II
Stanley Popoff, Product Manager, Internal Platform
Stanley Popoff
Product Manager, Internal Platform
Omaira Portillo, Senior Executive Assistant
Omaira Portillo
Senior Executive Assistant
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
Alysia Roberts, Customer Success Specialist
Alysia Roberts
Customer Success Specialist
Genevieve Rogers
Genevieve Rogers
MBA Intern
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
Associate Director, Strategic Account Management - Public Sector
Nour Sharara, MPH
Strategic Account Management – Public Sector
Alyssa Shinn, Research Associate III
Alyssa Shinn
Research Associate III
Camelia Shuja, Fulfillment Operations Manager
Camelia Shuja
Fulfillment Operations Manager
Avery Sikora, Manager, Manager, Growth Operations and Programs
Avery Sikora
Manager, Growth Operations and Programs
Quentin Smith, Associate Data Scientist II
Quentin Smith
Associate Data Scientist II
Kenny Squires, Product Manager
Kenny Squires
Product Manager
Katherine Stansifer, Senior Manager, Data Science
Katherine Stansifer, PhD
Senior Manager, Data Science
Emma Suhr, Staff Software Engineer
Emma Suhr
Staff Software Engineer
Zhongqi Sun
Zhongqi Sun
Northeastern Computational Biology Coop
Christopher Thompson, LIMS Administrator
Christopher Thompson
LIMS Administrator
Adam Thomson, Senior Software Engineer
Adam Thomson
Senior Software Engineer
Hannah Totte, Research Data Scientist
Hannah Totte
Research Data Scientist
Kevin Tsui, Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Kevin Tsui, PhD
Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Matteo Vaiente, Quantitative Epidemiologist
Matteo Vaiente
Quantitative Epidemiologist
Richard Valentas, Molecular Supervisor
Richard Valentas
Molecular Supervisor
Jade Valme, Associate Computational Biologist
Jade Valme
Associate Computational Biologist
Andrea Villanova, Manager, Customer Support
Andrea Villanova
Manager, Customer Support
 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, Director, Software Engineering
Nadia Wallace
Director, Software 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
Carl Woodham, Strategic Account Director
Carl Woodham
Strategic Account Director
Allison Young, MPH, Data Scientist
Allison Young, MPH
Data Scientist
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