Emma Taylor, MD

Co-Founder & CEO

  • Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist
  • Former Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, UCLA
  • Studied art in Florence

David Hanzel, PhD


  • Human Physiologist comfortable with photons and code
  • Decades of experience defining, building, selling and investing in enabling technology
  • Rides bicycles whenever possible

Daniel Nilson

Chief Microbiologist

  • Biomedical Engineer from U.C. Davis who appreciates Microbes
  • Interested in Human Microbiome & Machine Learning
  • Obsessed with Dogs, Chocolate, and Sushi

Board Of Directors

Greg Vontz

Former CEO

  • BlackThorn and Topica
  • Pharmaceuticals

Patricia Walker, MD

Former CMO

  • Kythera and Allergan

Advisory Board

Jeffrey Miller, PhD

Director of CNSI at UCLA

  • Former chair Dept Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics

Jim Leyden, MD

Dermatology Professor UPENN

  • consultant for Anacor, Aclaris, Exeltis, Vicept,Cassiopea

Julia Rashba-Step, PhD

Pharmaceutical R&D expert

  • VP R&D Phosphorex
  • Former senior director biologic R&D Pfizer
  • Former director research and Alliance Baxter

Stacy Lindborg, PhD

  • Global head of statistics, epidemiology, data management, VP data analytics and data science Biogen
  • Former senior director global stats sciences Eli Lilly

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