Judges

    • Microbiology
    • Translational Research
    • Infectious Disease
    Research and Collaborations Lead at uBiome
    Research and Collaborations Lead at uBiome
    • Academic Partnership Specialist at uBiome

    I have diverse training in translational science, microbiology, and molecular biology. During my PhD training at the USC School of Pharmacy, I worked with infectious disease clinicians to investigate antimicrobial resistance in the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. During my postdoc at the UCLA School of Dentistry, I worked on various projects investigating the oral microbiome and the effects of therapeutics on the microbiome, both in vitro and in clinical studies. 

    At uBiome, I direct our Academic Grant Program, through which we support microbiome research by providing our kits, sequencing, and expertise. I assist researchers in designing and implementing their microbiome projects. 

     

    • Vice President of Product Technology at uBiome

    Sara Bird is the Director of Research and Development at uBiome, where she works cross-functionally to help build uBiome’s consumer and clinical products with the latest technologies in the microbial genomics space. Sara trained as a molecular virologist, earning a PhD in microbiology and immunology at Stanford University studying the molecular mechanisms of picornavirus pathogenesis. She followed this with a postdoctoral fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories working on CRISPR-based strategies to target RNA viruses. Sara is passionate about health and wellness and takes a personal interest in studying her own microbiome and how it is affected by diet and other factors. In her spare time, you can find Sara riding her bike all over the Bay Area.

     

    • Director of Medical Affairs at uBiome

    Sarah Gupta MD is a physician with a special interest in the human microbiome and its role in physical and mental health. Dr. Gupta serves as the Director of Medical Affairs at uBiome where she collaborates with diverse leaders in the microbiome field, and works internally across multiple teams to maximize the clinical value of current and upcoming products. Education includes UC Berkeley (degree awarded cum laude), Université Lumière Lyon 2, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Gupta completed residency training in Psychiatry at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). She has been a featured speaker and panelist both domestically and internationally, including at the Institute for the Future, Food Funded, J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, World Congress of Psychiatry, Cycles + Sex, Parsley Health, and Xconomy What’s Hot in Biotech, and has served as a medical expert for a variety of media outlets, including Well + Good, TechCrunch, UK News Channel Five, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, and enjoys painting, cooking, and improvisational theater.

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Clinical Lead, Medical Affairs at uBiome

    Dr. Mike Hoaglin is a practicing physician and digital health expert, passionate about medicine driven by citizen science and the microbiome. Dr. Hoaglin works on the Medical Affairs team at uBiome. He serves as a consultant to the lab and product teams and empowers providers to integrate clinical microbiome testing into their practices. He also forges clinical research partnerships with clinicians and institutions studying the microbiome to help advance the science and make it useful. Dr. Hoaglin was previously Director of Medical Content at Doximity, the social network for over 1 million doctors. As a biomedical and electrical engineer by training, health informatics informed his medical training from the beginning. Previously he was Clinical Scholar-in-Residence at Practice Fusion, a cloud-based electronic medical record platform (EMR) and was a management consultant for Accenture, specializing in academic center EMR design. As a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he contributed to legislation for the HITECH Act for which he received the Secretary’s Commendation and as Clinical Director of The Dr. Oz Show, he produced accessible daily television health content and designed mass health screenings for viewers during an Emmy-winning season. Dr. Hoaglin received his MD degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and dual BS degrees in biomedical and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

    • Family Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Women's Health
    • Prevention
    • Patient Care
    • Chronic Disease managment
    • Family Medicine Physician at University of Colorado

    Christina Palmer is a medical liaison at uBiome and practicing family medicine doctor at the University of Colorado.

    • Public Health
    • Epidemiology
    • Data Analysis
    • Life Sciences
    • program evaluation
    • Health outcome research
    Clinical Outcomes Research Manager at uBiome.
    Clinical Outcomes Research Manager at uBiome.
    • Clinical Outcomes Research Manager at uBiome

    Lauren Carroll is the Clinical Outcomes Research Manager at uBiome, supporting and contributing to health outcomes research. She manages the clinical outcomes publication pipeline through an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, statisticians, and researchers. Lauren received a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington. She has a demonstrated history of interdisciplinary health research focused on program evalution, cost-effectiveness, and evaluation of standards, indicators, and metrics. She has contributed to research and analytics in cancer immunotherapy, protein therapeutics for ALS, biomedical informatics, data visualization in epidemiology, maternal health literacy, and health economics. She received the UCSF SPOT award for her contributions to recent work at UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies focused on costing studies for HIV interventions in Africa. In a previous position at the University of Washington, she was lead author for a systematic review article on data visualization in epidemiology that received the Editor's Choice award from the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and was the most downloaded open access article for the journal in 2014.

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