We are global leaders in
wastewater epidemiology

Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories.

Our values

Data for Good

Data for Good

We believe that sewage offers a unique opportunity to make public health more data-driven and effective and that the best technologists can improve society, not just your photo filters.

Collaboration

Collaboration

We believe that building cutting-edge technology that positively impacts our world requires collaboration across many disciplines with people from all walks of life. We equally value the perspective of technical experts and community stakeholders.

Privacy and transparency

Privacy and transparency

We believe in radical transparency both internally and with our customers. We commit to creating a data ecosystem that respects the privacy of individuals and communities.

Faith David

Faith David

Executive Assistant

Claire Duvallet, PhD

Claire Duvallet, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

Noriko Endo

Noriko Endo, PhD

Research Program Manager

Roisin Floyd-O'Sullivan

Roisin Floyd-O'Sullivan

Research Associate

Newsha Ghaeli

Newsha Ghaeli

PRESIDENT & COFOUNDER

Kaitlyn Hess-Jimenez

Kaitlyn Hess-Jimenez

Research Chemist

Jennings Heussner

Jennings Heussner

Business Development Manager

Genevieve Hoffman

Genevieve Hoffman

Head of Digital Product

Phil Kowalski

Phil Kowalski

Director of Customer Success & Revenue Operations

Maria Kravtsova

Maria Kravtsova

Front-End Engineer

Kyja Kutnick

Kyja Kutnick

Product Designer

Mariana Matus

Mariana Matus, PhD

CEO & COFOUNDER

Monica Matus

Monica Matus

Accountant

Kyle McElroy, PhD

Kyle McElroy, PhD

Principal Research Scientist

Sam Mendola

Sam Mendola

Research Associate

Ena Miculinic

Ena Miculinic

Research Associate

Morgan Powell

Morgan Powell

Research Associate

Pete Quinzio

Pete Quinzio

COO & CFO

Michael Rhys

Michael Rhys

Business Development Associate

Nour Sharara

Nour Sharara, MPH

Public Health Scientist

Avery Sikora

Avery Sikora

Customer Success Specialist

Katherine Stansifer

Katherine Stansifer, PhD

Computational Biologist

Samantha Wagner

Samantha Wagner

Customer Success Manager

Shane Wilson

Shane Wilson

Research Associate

Our story

Founded by a biologist and an architect, our team has exemplified the power of interdisciplinary collaboration from its beginning. As a first-year PhD student at MIT, Dr. Mariana Matus was inspired to start wastewater epidemiology research, so she could apply her technical skills to improve public health. With the support of Professors Eric Alm and Carlo Ratti, her research grew into the MIT Underworlds Project. Newsha Ghaeli, an urban studies researcher, joined the project with an interest in how new technologies can improve cities and urban life. The two led Underworlds for three years, working with the cities of Cambridge, Boston, Kuwait City, and Seoul. Their work resulted in Dr. Matus’ PhD dissertation in Computational Biology, several scientific publications, and coverage by dozens of local and national media outlets.

Inspired by the potential of wastewater epidemiology, Biobot is the first company in the world to commercialize data from sewage. After winning multiple entrepreneurship competitions at MIT, including a place in the DeltaV and DesignX accelerators, Biobot completed the Y Combinator accelerator in San Francisco. Headquartered in the Boston area, we aim to extend our wastewater epidemiology platform across all five continents.

Our investors

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