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
Pete Quinzio
COO & CFO
Doug Wendel
CTO
Jessica Alföldi, PhD
Director of Program Strategy and Operations
Kyle Billemeyer
Senior Software Engineer
Faith David
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Nick Durham
Customer Support Associate
Claire Duvallet, PhD
Senior Data Scientist
Noriko Endo, PhD
RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER
Michela Farina
Senior Research Associate
Róisín Floyd-O’Sulivan
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Ethan Gauvin
Head of Government Affairs
Gordon Getzinger, PhD
Research Scientist
Kait Hess Jimenez
Research Chemist
Jennings Heussner
Business Development Manager
Genevieve Hoffman
Head of Product Design
Max Imakaev, PhD
DATA SCIENTIST
Phil Kowalski
DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Kyja Kutnick
PRODUCT DESIGNER
Monica Matus
ACCOUNTANT
Kyle McElroy, PhD
Principal Research Scientist
Casey McGinley
Chief of Staff
Samuel Mendola
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Ena Miculinic
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Scott Olesen, PhD
Computational Epidemiologist
Morgan Powell
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Michael Rhys
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Chaithra Sathyanarayana
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Nour Sharara, MPH
Public Health Scientist
Avery Sikora
CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST
Quentin Smith
Data Quality Analyst
Katherine Stansifer, PhD
COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST
Samantha Wagner
CUSTOMER SUCCESS 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

Our values

Data for Good
Data for Good

We believe that sewage offers a unique opportunity to make public health more data-driven and effective and that the best technologists can improve society, not just your photo filters.

Collaboration
Collaboration

We believe that building cutting-edge technology that positively impacts our world requires collaboration across many disciplines with people from all walks of life. We equally value the perspective of technical experts and community stakeholders.

Privacy and transparency
Privacy and transparency

We believe in radical transparency both internally and with our customers. We commit to creating a data ecosystem that respects the privacy of individuals and communities.

Backed by

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The Engine
DCVC
Y Combinator
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American Family Institute
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