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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sean St. Clair
Dr. Harrison Dillon
Dr. Brad Taft
Dr. Jessica Green
Ed Haslam
Sean St. Clair
Dr. Harrison Dillon
Dr. Brad Taft
Dr. Jessica Green
Ed Haslam

Sean St. Clair

Chief Commercial Officer

Sean St. Clair has 20 years of successful sales leadership experience in building, leading, and driving sales and customer success teams. Most recently, Sean was the SVP of Global Sales at Haven, Inc., a leading TMS for ocean and air cargo. Prior to Haven, he was the SVP of Global Sales at Conviva responsible for revenue across premium video publishers. Sean also has held leadership positions at Omniture (acquired by Adobe), Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe), and served as the National Sales Manager on the founding team of eBay Motors.

Dr. Harrison Dillon

Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder

Dr. Harrison Dillon is a pioneer and thought leader in industrial biotechnology. He has spent his career at the forefront of emerging biotechnology trends, first as a researcher during the height of the human genome project, then as a patent attorney, and primarily as an entrepreneur. His experience as an entrepreneur has spanned all phases, from garage startup through IPO and beyond, and many roles, from executive to in-house counsel to bench scientist. He is an inventor on over 50 patents and patent applications, and has authored articles in scientific, business, and legal journals.

Prior to Phylagen, Dr. Dillon co-founded Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM). He served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and President from 2003 to 2013. Dr. Dillon was also an associate at the law firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew, and managed the biotechnology patent portfolio of the University of Utah in the University’s Technology Transfer Office.

Dr. Dillon received a Ph.D. in Genetics from University of Utah, a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and a B.S. in Biology from Emory University.

Dr. Brad Taft

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Brad Taft is a biochemist with deep expertise in nucleic acid detection, qPCR assay development, next-generation sequencing and sample-to-answer systems product development. Most recently he was the Director of R&D at the MiNDERA Corp. where he developed microneedle devices for the capture of human transcriptome from skin. Prior to that he spent a decade working on next-generation sequencing platforms and highly-multiplexed qPCR assay formats.

Brad’s career has spanned from fabrication of nanostructured devices in an academic setting to customer field support of commercial sequencing products in foreign countries. While at NVS Technologies from 2010-2014, he was part of a team that developed a platform allowing for highly multiplexed rapid qPCR detection of viruses from nasal swab samples.

Brad received his PhD in chemistry from Boston College and his B.S. in chemistry from Florida State University. He conducted his Postdoctoral research in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. His doctoral research focused on DNA capture-probe and nano-surface interactions for analytical applications.

Dr. Jessica Green

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Jessica Green is internationally recognized for her contributions to microbiome science and technology, with highly cited articles in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She co-founded the Biology and Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon and is on the Science Advisory Board at the Santa Fe Institute.

She has received numerous awards including a Blaise Pascal International Research Chair, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and a TED Senior Fellowship. Jessica received a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA.

Ed Haslam

Chief Marketing Officer

Ed Haslam is a strategic technology executive with substantial experience in enterprise SaaS, digital media, and network infrastructure services. Ed has been the founding product and marketing executive of many early-to-late stage venture-backed technology companies, responsible for launching the product, company, and brand, along with developing the channel to market, building international teams, and overall corporate execution.

Most recently Ed was CMO at Conviva through its $40M funding round and rebuilt the marketing team and brand. Previously he led marketing at YuMe through their IPO and also led re-branding efforts at Zyp.tv, ShareThis, and PlaceIQ. In the past, Ed has served in leadership roles at successful networking and database companies. He also held product management positions and has served as a consultant for numerous startup projects and venture capital firms. Ed holds a B.S. in Structural Engineering, an M.S. in Systems Engineering, and ABD in Operations Research from Purdue University.

SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Roberto Kolter

Professor of Microbiology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jonathan Eisen

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

Dr. Jordan Peccia

Professor of Environmental Engineering, Yale University

Dr. Katherine Pollard

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF; Director, Gladstone Institute of Data Science, Biotechnology

Dr. Christina Warinner

Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Microbiome Sciences Leader, Max Planck Institute

Dr. William P. Bahnfleth

Professor of Architectural Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Martin Blaser

Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University

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Our Mission

By better understanding the microbial life surrounding us, we’re on a mission to make the great indoors healthier and safer every day.

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