About Us

A world class team of founders, scientists, translational scientists, nutritionists, researchers, doctors, and advisors focused on a single mission: help people live a healthy, disease-free life.

Leadership Team

Naveen Jain@3x

Naveen Jain

Founder & CEO

Naveen is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation.


Guruduth Banavar@3x

Guruduth Banavar

CTO & Head of Discovery AI

Guru is a leader in Artificial Intelligence known for his work on Host/Microbe Molecular Data Analysis, IBM Watson AI Systems, Smarter Cities, Services Innovation, Mobile Computing, and Distributed Systems. As founding CTO at Viome Life Sciences, he leads AI and co-leads clinical research. 

Momo Vuyisich@3x

Momo Vuyisich

Chief Science Officer

Momo brings more than 25 years of R&D experience in many scientific disciplines. He was most recently a scientist and leader of the Applied Genomics team at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he successfully managed large national and international collaborations.

Emmanuel Hanon@3x

Emmanuel Hanon

Global Head of R&D

As global head of R&D for the vaccine group at GSK, Dr. Hanon oversaw teams across 50 countries dedicated to delivering discovery, development and management activities for the company's vaccine efforts. Dr. Hanon was responsible for the shared science and technology platforms supporting the entire vaccine business, managing technical development, clinical immunology, and preclinical stages of vaccine developments.

Stephen Barrie@3x

Stephen Barrie

VP & Head of Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Barrie is an internationally recognized physician, clinical medical researcher, lecturer, inventor, author, and entrepreneur, and one of the founding pioneers in the microbiome field. He is the founder and former CEO & Chairman of Genova Diagnostics, the world’s largest Functional Medicine clinical reference laboratory for physicians.

John Blanchard@3x

John Blanchard

Chief Operating Officer

John is an eCommerce and Operations leader who has spent the last 20+ years delivering customer-focused experiences on a global scale. He has a background in computer science, bioinformatics, marketing, supply chain, analytics, operations, and most recently held leadership roles at Amazon and Groupon.


Rodrigo Hutt

VP & GM of Consumer Group

Rodrigo is an entrepreneurial business leader with expertise in scaling emerging businesses, with over 17 years of experience in e-commerce, digital health, and biopharma. He was most recently Country Head, Marketplace VIS at Mercado Libre. Previously, Founder & CEO at VoyalDoc, BU Head Oncology at Pfizer, and Product Marketing at Merck.


Denis Sirringhaus

Head of BD, Viome Health Sciences

Denis has 20 years of experience in finance and biopharma. He was most recently Sr. Director of BD at Gossamer Bio. Previously, he was a Sr Commercial Assessment Leader in Business Development at Genentech/Roche, building on other roles there in product development, R&D Finance, and manufacturing.


Helene Vollbracht

Head of Communications & Brand Experience

Helene joined in 2017 and oversaw Viome's early marketing and product efforts. She now oversees PR & Communications, translating the incredible power and capabilities of our technology into a story that inspires. Her background includes experience in the entertainment & music business, brand marketing, public relations, and behavioral science. 

Scientific & Business Advisory Board


Stanley Lapidus

Stan Lapidus is an experienced life-science entrepreneur and inventor with over 30 issued U.S. patents. He founded SynapDX, a new company developing diagnostic tests for the early detection of autism, and currently serves as President and CEO. Prior to SynapDX, Stan founded and led Cytyc, EXACT Sciences and Helicos BioSciences, and holds academic appointments at Tufts and MIT.

Alessio Fasano@3x

Alessio Fasano

W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Andrew McCallum@3x

Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum is Professor and Director of the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory, as well as Director of Center for Data Science in the College of Information and Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Emeran Mayer@3x

Emeran Mayer

Physician-scientist, UCLA Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry. Executive Director of G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and Co-director of CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center.

Gilles J. Guillemin@3x

Gilles J. Guillemin

Gilles J. Guillemin is the Co-funder of the MND and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Centre, the Co-funder of the Macquarie University MND Biobank and the Head of the Neuroinflammation group at Macquarie University.

George Church@3x

George Church

George is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center and Director of the National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Genomic Science.

Sanjiv Chopra@3x

Sanjiv Chopra

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He serves as a Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Ed Zuckerberg

Dr. Edward Zuckerberg has been a pioneer in the integration of technology in the dental office and development of techniques for delivering painless dentistry for over 30 years. He continues the advancement of newer dental technologies through lecturing at dental conferences and conventions.

Deepak Chopra@3x

Deepak Chopra

Described by TIME magazine as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century", Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.


Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani is a Malaysian entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley and the author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Buddha and the Badass.

Board of Directors

Naveen Jain@3x

Naveen Jain

Founder & CEO

Naveen is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation.


Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is a leader in global innovation recognized throughout his career for his business acumen and leadership. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WestRiver Group (WRG), Anderson is redefining the paradigm of capital allocation with a transformative business model.

Chris Kitze

Chris Kitze

Chris Kitze is a technology innovator and investor. As a serial entrepreneur, he has created companies with over $7 billion of market capitalization during a 25-year career. He was part of the Lycos’ IPO team, and founder and CEO of Xoom.com (IPO: 1998), and was CEO of NBCi, formed by the merger of Xoom.com and Snap.com, in addition to other companies in digital communications, media and payments.

Bill Owens

Bill Owens

Former Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the United States of America, CEO of Nortel Telecommunications, Vice-Chairman for NYSE Asia, and Chairman and Senior Partner of AEA Investors Asia. Admiral Owens was also Chairman of Eastern Airlines and served on over 25 public boards including Daimler, British American Tobacco, Telstra, Nortel Networks, and Polycom.

Esteban Coppel

Esteban Coppel

Esteban Coppel studied Environmental Economics and is interested in facilitating an improvement of the standard of living across the likes of the last 100 years, but in next 50 years. He is the largest investor in Biotech in Latin America with one of the earliest investments into mRNA technology. He also spearheads various investments in AI, Quantum Computing, Probiotics and Renewable Energy across the world. He is currently the chairman of 1200 an early stage VC fund of funds, and sits on various board from family offices, companies and VC funds. 


Khosla Ventures
BOLD | Capital Partners
WRG | West River Group
Physician Partners of America
WR Hanbrecht + CO


GSK | GlaxoSmithKline
Mayo Clinic
Mount Sinai
University Hospitals
University of California | LA
University of California | Irvine
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
The University of Sydney


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