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Pendulum Therapeutics' Mission

A New Frontier In Human Health

Founded and based in San Francisco, we’re a team of scientists, doctors and innovators. But more than that, we’re a team with passion and purpose. Driven by finding improvements to managing chronic illnesses through the microbiome, Pendulum is empowering people with groundbreaking products and tools to achieve long-term health. We’re starting with type 2 diabetes and a new, scientifically-anchored approach that starts inside the gut. A new reality is possible for those affected by type 2 diabetes. Our team takes pride in pioneering revolutionary solutions that people deserve to reclaim control of their health. We’re here to transform and improve people’s well–being. 

Our Founders

Co-Founders John Eid (CSO), Jim Bullard (CTO) and Colleen Cutcliffe (CEO), originally crossed paths while working together at Pacific Biosciences. It wasn’t long before they realized what they were meant to do together. Their shared background in technology, with Ph.D.’s in Biophysics & Computational Biology, Biostatistics, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, revealed a mutual passion for exploring the microbiome. By uncovering and decoding how beneficial gut bacteria can improve complex human health conditions, they saw an opportunity to help people address chronic illness in a totally unique way. So, they created a discovery platform of high resolution DNA sequencing and bioanalytics to validate their vision of addressing health at the root level. From their incredible discoveries and tireless work, Pendulum arose. Learn more about Colleen’s, John’s and Jim’s backgrounds below.

Our Team

We believe in the power of diversity and the impact of collaborative building. We're incredibly proud of our hard-working, multifaceted and talented team.

Frank Alcaraz
Frank Alcaraz

Manufacturing Associate 

Will Bobbitt
Will Bobbitt

Senior Research Associate 

Jim Bullard, Ph.D.
Jim Bullard, Ph.D.

CTO & Co-Founder

Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.
Andrew Cheng, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist 

Juan Cornejo
Juan Cornejo

Director, IT 

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.
Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-Founder

Alexander Danza
Alexander Danza

QC Technician

Ypsita Demunshi
Ypsita Demunshi

Patent Agent, Intellectual Property

Achal Deo
Achal Deo

Director Quality and Regulatory 

Yuri Duran
Yuri Duran

Manufacturing Associate 

John Eid, Ph.D.
John Eid, Ph.D.

CSO & Co-Founder

Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.
Sara Elsherif, M.B.A.

Manager, E-Commerce Product and Operations 

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

Jeewon Garcia-So Ph.D.
Jeewon Garcia-So Ph.D.

Scientist

Jessica Gines
Jessica Gines

Senior Staff Research Associate 

Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.
Jaime Hernandez, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist 

Marcus Howze
Marcus Howze

Manufacturing Associate 

Eric Huang
Eric Huang

Manufacturing Associate 

Lisa Huang
Lisa Huang

Quality Control Specialist 

Karel Hurka, Jr.
Karel Hurka, Jr.

Director of Supply Chain

Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.
Mohan Iyer, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.
Nicholas Justice, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist 

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

Growth Marketing Manager, Engagement & Retention 

Melanie Lee Ph.D.
Melanie Lee Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist

Ling Liu
Ling Liu

Manufacturing Associate 

Shannon Long
Shannon Long

Customer Service and Advocacy Manager 

Wesley Loo, Ph.D.
Wesley Loo, Ph.D.

Senior Data Scientist 

Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.
Paul McMurdie, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist Biostatistics 

David Moreno-Medina
David Moreno-Medina

Staff Research Associate 

Julia Myers
Julia Myers

Sr. Research Associate, Process Operations

Shloka Nayar
Shloka Nayar

Senior Process Engineer 

Katie Nelson
Katie Nelson

Director of Marketing Communications

Madeleine Nemchek, M.A.
Madeleine Nemchek, M.A.

Senior Research Associate 

Kristin Neusel, MS RDN LD CDCES
Kristin Neusel, MS RDN LD CDCES

Diabetes Education and Patient Engagement Manager

Dat Nguyen
Dat Nguyen

QC Technician

Brian Owens
Brian Owens

Creative Director

Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.
Fanny Perraudeau, Ph.D.

Senior Manager, Data Scientist 

David Raksin
David Raksin

Senior 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.

Director, Microbiologist 

Cianna Sera
Cianna Sera

Quality Control Technician

Obdulia Shank
Obdulia Shank

Facilities Manager

Christian Sieber, Ph.D.
Christian Sieber, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics 

Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.
Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Senior Data Engineer 

Michael Souza
Michael Souza

Senior Staff Engineer 

Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.
Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology 

Brendon Stoneburner
Brendon Stoneburner

Staff Research Associate 

Surabhi Tyagi
Surabhi Tyagi

Senior Research Associate, Molecular Biology 

Jessamyn Wead
Jessamyn Wead

Human Resources Operations Manager

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