MAPPING THE GUT-IMMUNE AXIS FOR BETTER MEDICINES ™

Solving medicine’s toughest unmet needs by unlocking the power of the human gut to discover small molecule therapeutics.

UNCOVERING THE 95% DARK MATTER

▸ We believe that the cure to immunologic disorders is hidden amongst a vast network of gut microbial DNA.
▸ We built the largest gut-DNA atlas to access novel therapeutic chemical space.

Our Process

Multi-omic Data

Generating patient-derived clinical metadata and biospecimen samples

AI

Predicting viable biomarkers and therapeutic candidates

Synthetic Biology

Production of small molecules via cell-free expression

Screening Assays

Functional assays for high throughput phenotypic screening

We are using proprietary methods in genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology to discover biomarkers and novel therapeutics for the most challenging immunologic disorders.

Team

Ayin Vala, MS
Co-founder, Chief AI Officer

Claire Toney, BS
Research Assistant

Dora Yu, PhD
Scientist

Hanane Arib, MS
Head of Clinical
Operations

Kareem Barghouti, MBA
Co-founder, CEO

Lanying Ma, PhD
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Mark Ashwell, PhD
Head of Chemistry

Peter McCaffrey, MD
Co-founder, CTO

Riccardo Guidi, PhD
Associate Director, Immunology Research

Subramanya Rao, PhD
Scientist

Alex Cogdill, PhD
Cancer Immunology

Jonathan Kotula, PhD
Synthetic Biology

Stephen Nayfach, PhD
Bioinformatics

Tomer Altman, PhD
Bioinformatics

Advisors

Elaine Stracker, JD, PhD
Former EVP & General Counsel at Pharmacyclics

Ken Blount, PhD
CSO Biochemistry Rebiotix

Kovi Bessoff, MD, PhD
Co-founder, CSO

Milad Alucozai, MS, MPH
Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor to AstraZeneca

Mohan Iyer, MBA
Former COO at Pendulum,
CBO at Second Genome

Nadim Ajami, PhD
Executive Director of Microbiome at MD Anderson

Phil Jones, PhD
VP of Therapeutic Discovery at MD Anderson

Wasim Malik, PhD
Managing Partner at Iaso, Former CDO at Roivant

Supported By

Partners

Get Involved

We are actively seeking to collaborate with industry partners and clinical researchers.

Contact us to learn more.

LOCATION

10 Rollins Rd. Millbrae, CA

PHONE

(650) 479-5539

EMAIL

info@vastbiome.com

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