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Micronoma: Martin Blaser, Leena Das-Young, Ravid Straussman, Rob Knight,

Micronoma has formed its scientific advisory board, which includes Martin Blaser, Leena Das-Young, Ravid Straussman, and Rob Knight.

Blaser currently serves as the Henry Rutgers chair of the Human Microbiome, professor of medicine and pathology, and as director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University.

Das-Young previously served as the head of late-phase oncology development at Pfizer. She has also served in senior leadership roles at Guardant Health.

Straussman is a principal investigator at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel.

Knight is a cofounder of Micronoma and currently serves as the founding director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation and professor of pediatrics and computer science & engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

The Scan

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