Meet The Revolutionaries
Martha Carlin, Chief Executive Revolutionary
Martha has the unique ability to connect seemingly unrelated things to solve problems in new ways. Her study of genetics, nutrition, biology, chemistry, neuroscience and epigenetics began in 2002 when her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Martha saw the gut’s connection to chronic disease after reading Dr. Martin Blaser’s Missing Microbes in 2014, later connecting it to Dr. Filip Scheperjans’ research on the microbiome and PD. She is a seasoned and successful executive, a systems thinker, and a creative problem solver. Martha is an investor in We Are Curious, a personal health data management and discovery platform and in Pure Cultures, an agricultural probiotics technology company. While revolutionaries are known to overthrow old ways of thinking, Martha does this in her sleep.
Dr. Raul Cano, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Cano’s microbiology career spans for more than 50 years, with extensive experience both in Biotechnology and Academia. Dr. Cano specializes in molecular and environmental microbiology. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in paleomicrobiology and metagenomics. His current interest focuses in metagenomics and comparative metabolomics, as well as developing standard procedures of microbiome research. His Ph.D. in microbiology was granted by the University of Montana. Dr. Cano also holds advanced degrees in Genetics and Clinical Microbiology. He has been awarded over a dozen awards, including the prestigious Carski Award, written numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as several textbooks and laboratory procedures manuals. Dr. Cano has served as scientific consultant to several Biotechnology firms, and has been elected fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology.