Noah has been personally and professionally involved in the probiotic/prebiotic, microbiome, genomic and personalized health space for the past seven years. Recently, leading strategic, product development, regulatory and R&D engagements with established category leading companies to emerging growth start-ups as Managing Director of GenBiome Consulting. In a former life, Noah was immersed in the financial analysis & brand activation world. Having a myriad of unique experiences helping launch & promote iconic products as Product Integration Manager for NBC’s, “The Apprentice.”
At Seed, Noah is Head of External Innovation. He spends his time leveraging systems thinking to identify, operationalize & support commercialization of a diverse array of unique microbiome technologies. Collaborating with the diverse community of internal Seed team members & external moonshot thinkers to fuel Seed’s innovation pipeline.
To unplug, Noah loves being immersed in deep nature on long hikes, snowshoeing, gaining perspective atop a mountain summit, cooking, connecting w/friends + family.
In Conversation with Noah:
Six word story of your life. Everything happens for a reason…even if we don’t know it yet.
What was your first brush with science? Since my father earned a PhD in physics & is Greek, it was his stories about how my ancestors came upon their scientific breakthroughs. Despite being Greek, my father doesn’t believe Windex is the cure all for any ailment :)
Why do you think bacteria are important? I feel like you could write a long ode to the importance of bacteria. In short, they are the unsung heroes, cultivators & life sustaining organisms of multitudes of ecosystems.
How do you define science? Curiosity & wonder manifested into action balanced by the forces of objectivity, humility & Occam’s razor.
How do you define health? Consistency x Approachability x Goals = Realizing how good you can feel in your body.
What are you currently reading / listening / watching? (microbiome-related, ideally). Reading: Bruce Lee's Artist of Life Listening: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki Watching: Doug DeMuro's Youtube Car Reviews (I love beautifully created fast cars).
Favorite microbiome-nurturing food? Tie for garlic and crispy brussel sprouts
Scientist, dead or alive, you'd like to eat with? Alan Turing
Microbiome perturbation you're trying to give up. Churros
Favorite science joke or best mindgasm fact? The maturation of our microbiome from conception to adulthood... such an evolving symphony.
One fact most people don't know about you: When I embarked on my science journey in graduate school, I had no background whatsoever.