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We’re Seed—

Meet our ecosystem of scientists, doctors, innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, technologists, environmentalists, moms, dads, thinkers, activists, artists, translators, dot connectors, writers, professors, and poets from around the world.

Together, we’re pioneering the inquiry, application, and communication of microbiome science to improve human and planetary health.

Founders

"Our two (unlikely) dots collided around the possibilities of the microbiome and connected over a shared passion to shape how bacteria will impact the health of us and our planet. Our journey—through many years, many countries, and with many humans (and their microbes)—culminated in a vision to set a new standard in bacteria."

Ara Katz
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
In the coming years, bacteria will impact almost every aspect of our lives. The microbiome is redefining health and radically transforming our approach to medicine, hygiene, diet, living, and the choices we make for ourselves and our children.
Meet Ara
Raja Dhir
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
New technologies and advances in microbiome research reveal the potential for bacteria to restore and sustain the systemic health of ourselves and our planet. We’ve assembled an ecosystem of scientists and partners around the world, who share our vision to pioneer the application of microbiome science to improve both human and ecological health.
Meet Raja

Scientific Advisory Board

Our global Advisory Board stewards research and development across our pipeline. Our board is comprised of leading scientists and doctors with expertise in microbiome science, genomics, metabolomics, gastroenterology, immunology, nutrition, and human clinical research.

Dr. Gregor Reid, PhD, MBA
Chief Scientist
Dr. Gregor Reid, PhD, MBA Chief Scientist
Dr. Jacques Ravel, PhD
Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Jacques Ravel, PhD Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. George Church, PhD
Co-Director of Seed Labs
Dr. George Church, PhD Co-Director of Seed Labs
Dr. James Versalovic, MD, PhD
Dr. James Versalovic, MD, PhD
Dr. Joseph Petrosino, PhD
Dr. Joseph Petrosino, PhD
Dr. Martin Blaser, MD
Dr. Martin Blaser, MD
Dr. Belinda Tan, MD, PhD
Dr. Belinda Tan, MD, PhD
Dr. Janet Jansson, PhD
Dr. Janet Jansson, PhD
Dr. John Ryals, PhD
Dr. John Ryals, PhD
Dr. Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD
Dr. Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD
Dr. Shruti Naik, PhD
Dr. Shruti Naik, PhD
Dr. Maurizio Fava, MD
Dr. Maurizio Fava, MD
Dr. Alessio Fasano, MD
Dr. Alessio Fasano, MD

Intellectual Property

Just like your microbiome, ideas require protection. Our intellectual property team manages our portfolio across multiple patent families, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures.

Greg Sieczkiewicz, JD, PhD
Greg Sieczkiewicz, JD, PhD

Translational Science + Education

Communicators of science igniting AHA moments about our health and our world within. Better translation means better choices.

Dr. Rodney Dietert, PhD
Head of Translational Science + Education
Dr. Rodney Dietert, PhD Head of Translational Science + Education
Dr. William B. Miller, MD
Science Writer
Dr. William B. Miller, MD Science Writer
Dr. Paul Clayton, PhD
Science Writer
Dr. Paul Clayton, PhD Science Writer

Artists-in-Residence

The medium is the message—how we translate science is as critical as the science itself. We communicate through words, images, film, art, music, poetry, performance, augmented reality, and more to make bacteria beautiful and to tell the story of our microverse.

Tal Danino, PhD
BioArtist-in-Residence
Tal Danino, PhD BioArtist-in-Residence
Humble the Poet
Poet-in-Residence
Humble the Poet Poet-in-Residence
Brett Simon
Photographer-in-Residence
Brett Simon Photographer-in-Residence

General Advisors

As we grow, guides who have injected humanity and innovation into some of the most meaningful brands of our time.

Ivy Ross
VP Design, Google
Ivy Ross VP Design, Google
Jim Fielding
President Consumer Products and Innovation, FOX
Jim Fielding President Consumer Products and Innovation, FOX
Zack Werner
Zack Werner

Collective

Propelled by purpose and a shared passion for the unseen world, curious thinkers, tactical problem-solvers, relentless question-askers, cross-disciplinary designers, global operations savants, and Google Sheets whizzes, who bear a history of creating and scaling brands and cultivating communities large and small.

Tessa Mu
VP Marketing
Tessa Mu VP Marketing
John Morgan
Head of Operations
John Morgan Head of Operations
Dr. Azza Gadir
Director of R+D
Dr. Azza Gadir Director of R+D
Erin Gusty
Director of Ecommerce + Customer Experience
Erin Gusty Director of Ecommerce + Customer Experience
Jen Zakur
Executive Creative Producer
Jen Zakur Executive Creative Producer
Kelsey Thomas
Scientific Care Coordinator
Kelsey Thomas Scientific Care Coordinator
Dave Sylvia
Head of Digital Marketing + Growth
Dave Sylvia Head of Digital Marketing + Growth
Jennie Ostendorf
Director of Community + Partnerships
Jennie Ostendorf Director of Community + Partnerships
Katya Schur Narula
Member Experience Coordinator
Katya Schur Narula Member Experience Coordinator
Erin Miller
Research Analyst
Erin Miller Research Analyst
Becca Malizia
Scientific Care Coordinator
Becca Malizia Scientific Care Coordinator
Yuji Sakuma
Design Director
Yuji Sakuma Design Director
Olivia Steele
Member Experience Coordinator
Olivia Steele Member Experience Coordinator
Travis Spier
Head of Social + Brand Communications
Travis Spier Head of Social + Brand Communications
Dr. Marco Pane, PhD
Head of Biofermentation + Scale Up
Dr. Marco Pane, PhD Head of Biofermentation + Scale Up
Dr. Pieter Van den Abbeele, PhD
Dr. Pieter Van den Abbeele, PhD
Dr. Johan Quintens, PhD
Dr. Johan Quintens, PhD
Robert Saman
Legal
Robert Saman Legal
Soonhee Moon
BioArtist
Soonhee Moon BioArtist

SeedFellows

Inquisitive scientists focused on the microbial world, who think differently, challenge the status quo, and push their work beyond research.

Scott Chimileski
Scott Chimileski
Brendan Daisley
Brendan Daisley

You, Our Community

We are all living examples of symbiosis.

Just as you are an ecosystem of trillions, you are part of ours.
And collectively, we are part of a greater one here on Earth.

Curiosity is rewarded—
Free knowledge for your world within.
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