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.


"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.
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.

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

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. William B. Miller, MD
Science Writer
Dr. Paul Clayton, PhD
Science Writer


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
Humble the Poet
Brett Simon

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
Jim Fielding
President Consumer Products and Innovation, FOX
Zack Werner


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
John Morgan
Head of Operations
Dr. Azza Gadir
Director of R+D
Jen Zakur
Executive Creative Producer
Erin Gusty
Director of Ecommerce + Customer Experience
Dave Sylvia
Head of Digital Marketing + Growth
Jennie Ostendorf
Director of Community + Partnerships
Cristala Andrews
Senior Designer
Sam Nirenberg
Kelsey Thomas
Scientific Care Coordinator
Dr. Marco Pane, PhD
Head of Biofermentation + Scale Up
Dr. Pieter Van den Abbeele, PhD
Dr. Johan Quintens, PhD
Robert Saman
Soonhee Moon


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

Scott Chimileski
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.
Wonderful. We'll be in touch.
Kindly make a selection.