At Cybele Microbiome we use an individual's own microbiome to create personalized consumer products that improve health and well-being.
We are not alone. When we look around the earth, we see a vast array of different kinds of organisms. Besides visible plants and animals, there is an even more vast world of microscopic bacteria, single celled organisms, and viruses that are essential to all forms of life, on every part of the planet. Every human being is colonized with as many non-human microorganisms as human cells.
Recently, advances in next-generation genetic sequencing methods and decreases in computational costs have allowed this world of non-human microorganisms to be studied and understood in ways never before possible, yielding rich new biomarkers and a wealth of new biological information. At Cybele Microbiome, we are business savvy scientists harnessing our expertise in the microbiome and creating valuable new products.
Nicole Scott, PhD, MPH
Nicole founded Cybele Microbiome out of her over 18 years of experience in genetics and expertise in metagenomics and the microbiome. She has a diverse background— ranging from business strategy and development, intellectual property, and fundraising to sample collection, sample processing, and analysis. She trained at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan with some of the best in microbiome and population genetics, and has found innovative ways to commercialize her quantitative expertise in the life sciences. She has a serious love of Rhodesian Ridgebacks, music, philosophy, and food—and startups!
James Lamoureux, PhD
James is a microbiologist who trained with Drs. David Low and Chris Hayes at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to this he earned a masters at UMass and a bachelors at Tufts. James is a serious amateur climber and can be found hiking, camping, and climbing the plethora of spots in SoCal when not tooling in the lab.
Steve Brown, PhD
Steve is a biochemist with expertise in the microbiome and microbiology. Steve trained at UCSD and Scripps, mastering *both* the wet and also dry-lab.
Hanmari Vosloo, CPA
Hanmari originally hails from South Africa and spent ~10 years at Deloitte before being swept up by startups.