We Are Pendulum

We are a diverse group of people who are passionate about developing best in class products that improve people’s health and well-being.

Our Mission

Pendulum exists to make millions healthier through microbiome-targeted medical probiotics.

Our Values

At our core we believe in the power of the collective.

Lead with Bold Transparency

As thought leaders in a new field of study we boldly share our intentions, knowledge and findings - most critically with each other, but also with the public at large - to ensure we are moving our work and the study of the microbiome ever-forward.

Follow Curiosity with Rigor

As pioneers at the forefront of the microbiome, we use curiosity as our driving force and hardcore science as our compass.

Practice Balance

A challenge as great as ours requires clarity of thought and purpose, the ability to connect disparate dots and a respect for diverse points of view. To achieve this level of thinking and to maintain a perspective on what matters most, we prioritize balance, health and happiness.

Working at Pendulum

Pendulum Team

Frank Alcaraz

Frank Alcaraz

Fermentation Technician

Will Bobbitt, B.S. Microbiology

Will Bobbitt, B.S. Microbiology

Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation

Moe Brandi, M.S.

Moe Brandi, M.S.

Research Associate II, Food Research

Jim Bullard, Ph.D.

Jim Bullard, Ph.D.

CTO & Co-Founder

Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, PMHNP

Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, PMHNP

Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs

William Chen, Ph.D.

William Chen, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Engineer, Software Engineer

Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.

Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Microbiologist

Juan Cornejo

Juan Cornejo

Senior Manager, IT

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-Founder

Ypsita Demunshi

Ypsita Demunshi

Patent Agent, Intellectual Property

Achal Deo, B.S. Microbiology

Achal Deo, B.S. Microbiology

Sr. Manager of Quality, Quality & Regulatory

John Eid, Ph.D.

John Eid, Ph.D.

CSO & Co-Founder

Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.

Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.

E-Commerce Marketing Manager

Erika Escort

Erika Escort

EA/Office Manager, The Glue that holds us together.

Sangita Forth, M.B.A.

Sangita Forth, M.B.A.

Chief Marketing Officer

Mini Gaggero

Mini Gaggero

Senior Accountant

Jessica Gines, B.A.

Jessica Gines, B.A.

Sr. Research Associate, Molecular Biologist and Lab Manager

Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.

Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.

Sr. Scientist, Microbiologist

Marcus Howze

Marcus Howze

Fermentation Technician

Lisa Huang

Lisa Huang

Quality Control Technician

Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.

Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.

Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Scientist, Molecular Biologist

Harcharan Kaur

Harcharan Kaur

Fulfillment and Customer Operations Associate

Albina Kehoe, M.B.A., M.I.S.

Albina Kehoe, M.B.A., M.I.S.

VP of Growth Marketing

Orville Kolterman, M.D.

Orville Kolterman, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Chantal Lee

Chantal Lee

Retention and Engagement Marketing Manager

Melanie Lee Ph.D.

Melanie Lee Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist

Shannon Long

Shannon Long

Customer Advocacy Manager

Wesley Loo, Ph.D.

Wesley Loo, Ph.D.

Research Data Scientist, Evolutionary Biologist and Data Scientist

Duda Markovic, Ph.D.

Duda Markovic, Ph.D.

Sr. Director of Clinical Development and Operations

Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.

Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.

Sr. Staff Data Scientist

David Moreno-Medina, B.S.

David Moreno-Medina, B.S.

Sr. Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation Operation

Julia Myers, B.S.

Julia Myers, B.S.

Sr. Research Associate, Process Operations

Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Director of Marketing Communications

Madeleine Nemchek, B.S., M.A.

Madeleine Nemchek, B.S., M.A.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Kristin Neusel MS RD LD CDE

Kristin Neusel MS RD LD CDE

Diabetes Education and Patient Engagement Manager

Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.

Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.

Manager, Sr. Data Scientist

David Raksin

David Raksin

Director, Business Development

​Hector Roux de Bézieux

​Hector Roux de Bézieux

Data Scientist & Software Intern

Emmere Rubin

Emmere Rubin

Office Coordinator

Marcus Schicklberger, Ph.D.

Marcus Schicklberger, Ph.D.

Sr. Manager, Microbiologist

Cianna Sera, B.S.

Cianna Sera, B.S.

Quality Control Technician

Obdulia Shank

Obdulia Shank

Facilities Manager

Christian Sieber, Ph.D.

Christian Sieber, Ph.D.

Sr. Genomics Data Scientist, Bioinformatics

Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Data Engineer, Engineering & Statistics

Michael Souza, B.S.

Michael Souza, B.S.

Sr. Software Engineer

Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

Scientist, Molecular Biology

Brendon Stoneburner, B.S.

Brendon Stoneburner, B.S.

Research Associate, Microbiology Fermentation

Surabhi Tyagi, B.S.

Surabhi Tyagi, B.S.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Yujie Zhu, B.S.

Yujie Zhu, B.S.

Software Engineer I

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Board of Directors

Roelof Botha

Roelof Botha

Sequoia Capital

Colleen Cutcliffe Ph.D.

Colleen Cutcliffe Ph.D.

Pendulum

Adam D’Augelli

Adam D’Augelli

True Ventures

John Eid Ph.D.

John Eid Ph.D.

Pendulum

Peter Barton Hutt

Peter Barton Hutt

Covington & Burling

Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin

Lacuna Technologies

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Medical Advisory

John Buse, M.D., Ph.D.

John Buse, M.D., Ph.D.

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

Emeran Mayer, M.D.

Emeran Mayer, M.D.

Jay Pasricha, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Jay Pasricha, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Anne L. Peters, M.D.

Anne L. Peters, M.D.

Robert Ratner, M.D.

Robert Ratner, M.D.

Carol Wysham, M.D.

Carol Wysham, M.D.

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Scientific Advisory

Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.

Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.

Eric Schadt, Ph.D.

Eric Schadt, Ph.D.

Alfred Spormann, Ph.D.

Alfred Spormann, Ph.D.

Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D.

Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D.

Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D.

Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D.

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Legal Advisory

Alan Mendelson

Alan Mendelson

Latham & Watkins

Vern Norviel

Vern Norviel

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

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Investors

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Early Supporters

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At Pendulum, we understand that success means building great teams to solve challenging problems. We hire the best and brightest and give everyone the resources we need to succeed.