• Our Team

  • Founders

    Maria Luisa Pineda, PhD

    Co-founder & CEO

    Dr. Maria Luisa Pineda is a biologist with over 10 years of research experience. For her undergraduate studies, Maria was awarded an endowment of $2 million dollars from the Goizueta Foundation and an NIH fellowship with the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U*STAR) program.
    Maria received her Ph.D. from the prestigious Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as an Arnold and Mabel Beckman graduate student and a William Randolph Hearst foundation scholar. After graduating, she acquired investment experience in technology and life-sciences startup companies at Canrock Ventures and Golden Seeds, LLC.

    Martin Akerman, PhD

    Co-founder & CTO

    Dr. Martin Akerman was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Technion - Israel, following his BSc and MSc in Biology also at the Technion. He started research as a cell biologist investigating infectious diseases.
    He later transitioned into bioinformatics and developed new algorithms to analyze and interpret genomic data. Since the beginning of his PhD in 2005, his impact on the scientific community is reflected in over 600 citations in scientific journals. The software developed by Dr. Akerman is used by hundreds of scientists every month and has been experimentally validated in the field of cancer research.
  • The Growing Team

    From left: Anson, Tiffany, Alvaro, Maria, Martin, Adam, Priyanka, Sean

  • Scientific Advisory Board & Collaborators

    Adrian Krainer, PhD

    Professor & Program Chair

    Cancer & Molecular Biology Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Michael Q Zhang, PhD

    Professor & Director

    Center for Systems Biology University of Texas at Dallas



    Tsinghua University

    Yaniv Erlich, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Columbia University


    Core Member,

    New York Genome Center

    Michael Schatz, PhD

    Associate Research Professor

    Johns Hopkins University

    Thomas Tuschl, PhD

    Professor & Head of the Laboratory

    RNA Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University



    Howard Hughes Medical Institute