We are global leaders in wastewater epidemiology

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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 all five continents.

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Our Team

Mariana Matus, PhD
CEO & COFOUNDER
Newsha Ghaeli
PRESIDENT & COFOUNDER
Doug Wendel
CTO
Jessica Alföldi, PhD
Senior Director, Research & Development
Krisandra Allen, MPH
Epidemiologist
Alex Arnold
Data Analyst
Alexa Atkins
Technical Project Manager
Kyle Billemeyer
Senior Software Engineer
Stearne Briem
Research Associate IV
Alex Buben
Associate Epidemiologist
Cameron Colby
Strategic Partnerships Specialist
Becca Cooper, PhD
Research Scientist
Faith David
People Ops & Talent
Nick Durham
Customer Support Associate
Claire Duvallet, PhD
Founding Technical Lead, Data Science
Noriko Endo, PhD
Research Program Manager
Michela Farina
Research Associate II
Róisín Floyd-O’Sulivan
Research Associate III
Lauren Galinsky
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Ethan Gauvin
Head of Government Affairs
Gordon Getzinger, PhD
Research Scientist
Sasha Halpern
Data Analyst
Josh Harrison, PhD
Computational Biologist
Muhammad Hassan
Senior Account Executive
Helen He
Technical Project Manager
Katie Heinemann, MPH
Software Engineer
Kait Hess Jimenez
Group Lead, Analytical Chemistry
Jennings Heussner
Government Sales Manager
Genevieve Hoffman
Head of Product Design
Max Imakaev, PhD
Staff Data Scientist
Amber Joy
Software Engineer
Bob Kittredge
Head of Customer Success
Phil Kowalski
Sr. Director of Customer Success and RevOps
Annie Kuan
Data Quality & Operations Manager
Kyja Kutnick
PRODUCT DESIGNER
Augusto Latorre
Research Associate I
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
Adrianna Mena
Executive Assistant
Samuel Mendola
Research Associate III
Ena Miculinic
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II
Greg Miller
Group Lead, Cloud Ops
Beatriz Mora
Customer Operations Associate
Prince Okebalama
Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise
Scott Olesen, PhD
Group Lead, Epidemiology
Alison Pape
Software Engineer
Brian Parrish
Software Engineer
Ridge Pierce
Research Associate I
Allison Piper
Customer Support Associate
Morgan Powell
Research Associate III
Michael Rhys
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Mike Richards
Senior Software Engineer
Shawn Rinehart
Software Engineer
Chaithra Sathyanarayana
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Nour Sharara, MPH
Public Health Scientist
Alyssa Shinn
Research Associate II
Avery Sikora
Customer Programs Manager
Thomas Simpson
Director of Enterprise Sales
Quentin Smith
Data Quality Analyst
Katherine Stansifer, PhD
Group Lead, Computational Biology
Kevin Tsui, PhD
Senior Group Lead, Molecular Biology
Samantha Wagner
CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER
Kelly Wahl, MPH
Research Program Manager
Joe Walberg
Lab Operations Assistant
Nadia Wallace
Associate Director, Software Engineering
Allison Young, MPH
Data Scientist
Cristin Young, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist

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