Navigation Links
uBiome Appoints Dr. Julia Oh, PhD, Skin Microbiome Researcher, to its Scientific Advisory Board
Date:1/25/2019

uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, announces the addition of Dr. Julia Oh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), to its Scientific Advisory Board. Joining the board of leading scientists and doctors from around the world, Dr. Oh will bring to uBiome expertise in skin microbial interactions and probiotic treatments for skin and infectious diseases. The appointment will help uBiome continue its advancement in human microbiome research.

“Manipulating the human microbiome to engineer therapeutics is an exciting frontier and will have huge implications for human health and disease,” Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, said. “We hope to utilize Dr. Oh’s expertise with her addition to our advisory board.”

Dr. Oh is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at JAX, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution which studies genomic solutions to human disease, and Associate Director of the JAX myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) project. In her own lab within JAX, Dr. Oh utilizes genomics, synthetic biology, and genome engineering to manipulate the microbiota for therapeutic purposes. Prior to this role, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health and worked with Dr. Ronald Davis at Stanford on fungal chemogenomics. Dr. Oh received the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health to explore the development of engineered probiotic treatments for a variety of skin and infectious diseases.

About joining uBiome's Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Oh said, “I’ve followed uBiome’s trajectory over the years, and have been delighted to see their efforts in democratizing microbiome science and more recently, their leadership in driving the adoption of microbiome-based diagnostics in the clinic. I’m very pleased to be able to contribute to their progress in the skin microbiome.”

In addition to Dr. Oh, the uBiome Scientific Advisory Board also includes Dr. Joseph DeRisi (MacArthur Genius and UCSF professor), Dr. Atul Butte (head of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF), Dr. Katherine Pollard (Director, Gladstone Institute for Data Science and Biotechnology), Dr. Joel Palefsky (UCSF School of Medicine professor), Dr. George Church (leading geneticist at Harvard University), Dr. Liz Lipski (Academic Director of Nutrition and Integrative Health Programs at Maryland University of Integrative Health), Dr. Elaine Hsiao, PhD (UCLA), and other leading scientists. The company’s Medical Advisory Board includes Dr. Alan Green (Society for Participatory Medicine), Dr. Leo Treyzon (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Dr. Cynthia Geyer (Medical Director of Canyon Ranch, Lenox), Dr. Robynne Chutkan (Georgetown University Hospital), Michael Docktor (Boston Children’s Hospital), Dr. Tiffany Lester (Medical Director of Parsley Health in San Francisco), Dr. Joel Kahn (Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity), as well as other accomplished clinicians.

_____
About uBiome
Founded in 2012, uBiome is the leader in microbial genomics. The Company’s mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. uBiome combines its patented proprietary precision sequencing™ with machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop wellness products, clinical tests, and therapeutic targets. uBiome has filed for over 250 patents on its technology, which includes sample preparation, computational analysis, molecular techniques, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

uBiome’s commercial products include SmartGut™, the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, which identifies microbes in the gut for patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis; SmartJane™, the first sequencing-based women’s health screening test, which genotypes all 19 clinically relevant strains of HPV, identifies four common STDs, and surveys more than 20 vaginal microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis and other conditions; and Explorer™, a health and wellness product to understand the role that food and lifestyle can play in wellness.

uBiome’s platform has been used by hundreds of thousands of consumers, patients, and doctors and more than 200 research institutions around the world, including the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard University, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, San Francisco, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney.

Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018, as well as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.uBiome.com.

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ubiome_appoints_dr_julia_oh_phd_skin_microbiome_researcher_to_its_scientific_advisory_board/prweb16001658.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2019 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related biology news :

1. uBiome Appoints Dr. Steven Medwell, MD, Distinguished Colorectal Surgeon, to its Medical Advisory Board
2. uBiome Appoints Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, Co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, to its Scientific Advisory Board
3. uBiome Appoints Dr. Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, Prominent UCLA Physician-Researcher, to its Scientific Advisory Board
4. uBiome Appoints Dr. Donnica Moore, MD, Women's Health Expert and Advocate, to its Medical Advisory Board
5. uBiome Appoints Leading Biochemist Dr. Joseph DeRisi to Board of Directors
6. uBiome Appoints Dr. Catherine Lozupone, PhD, Respected Microbiologist, to its Scientific Advisory Board
7. uBiome Appoints Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, Functional Medicine Expert, to its Medical Advisory Board
8. uBiome Appoints Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, World-Renowned Gastroenterologist and Neuroscientist, to its Medical Advisory Board
9. uBiome Appoints Dr. Brandon Wuerth, MD, Founder of IBDwatch, to its Medical Advisory Board
10. uBiome Appoints Dr. Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego, to its Medical Advisory Board
11. uBiome Receives Patent for Microbiome-Derived Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Immune-Microbial Dysfunction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/2/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 31, 2019 , ... ... SCOPE Summit , geared toward clinical operations executives and focusing on all facets ... importance of effective project management, portfolio management, resource management, patient engagement, and more. ...
(Date:2/2/2019)... SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) , ... February 01, 2019 ... ... granted ISO 15189 Accreditation for Clinical Testing Laboratories by A2LA, which establishes requirements ... to an international standard. The laboratory is already CLIA-licensed as well as College ...
(Date:1/25/2019)... ... January 24, 2019 , ... ... of its 2019 Association Industry Survey. The report indicates membership growth in some ... mid-November to early December 2018, received responses from over 500 association professionals across ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/30/2019)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 29, 2019 , ... ... and Marketing with Lifecycle since 2016. In his position as Director of Sales ... science tools and services supplier across multiple industries the company supports. During this ...
(Date:1/30/2019)... SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) , ... January 30, 2019 ... ... the leader in microbial genomics, has awarded microbiome research support in study design, ... A&T State University led by Dr. Marc D. Cook, PhD, to study the ...
(Date:1/24/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 22, 2019 , ... ... since each trial has its own set of assumptions, and RFP creation and ... so evaluating bids is like comparing apples to oranges. These challenges can ultimately ...
(Date:1/20/2019)... ... ... The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) is proud to announce ... 2019. Designed by ASGCT committee volunteers in coordination with patient advocacy groups, the new ... the status and promise of gene and cell therapies. , Gene Therapy 101 ...
Breaking Biology Technology: