Colleen Cutcliffe is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whole Biome Inc. Whole Biome is a startup company based in San Francisco that uses biological and computational insights into the microbiome to develop interventions for a variety of health and disease conditions. Whole Biome has been listed in “Top 20 Companies to Watch” in Biotech SF and in the “Top 10 AI companies in Biology” in the Bloomberg Report. Whole Biome has received funding from the Mayo Clinic, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and True Ventures. Colleen has over 20 years of experience managing and leading teams in biotech, pharma and academia. Before starting Whole Biome, Colleen served as the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences, which is where she met her two co-founders. Prior to that, Colleen was a Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen completed her postdoctoral research at Northwestern’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College. Colleen currently resides in Menlo Park, CA with her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 birds...all contributing to a diverse microbiome!