Meet Our Team
Our young team was brought together through a hackathon event. Most of our founders were organizers of the hackathon, while one of our founders, Dennis, was the winner of the Best Idea Prize. A few months afterwards, MicroPredictome was conceived and since then, we have been working tirelessly to bring our vision of a simple microbiome based diagnostic tools to the market.
Luca obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacology from McGill University in May 2019. His research focused on the roles of GPCRs in cardiomyocytes in heart disease. He is currently fully dedicated to MicroPredictome as its CEO and has pitched at numerous competitions including the McGill Dobson Cup (2019), BDO Montreal Pitch Day (2019) and Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 On Tour Quebec (2019).
Richard obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacology with a minor concentration in computer science from McGill University in May 2019. His research focused heavily on the microbiome, namely on the effects and uptake of glycans on the gut microbiota. He has also built a GITbox, a system that mimics the conditions bacteria experience in the gastro-intestinal tract.
Reilly obtained his Honours B.Sc. in Pharmacology from McGill University in May 2019, earning the Dean’s Convocation Prize upon graduation. His research focused on the characterization of antibodies for cancer therapy. His current research focuses on favoring the response of cancer patients to immunotherapy by altering the microbiome.
Dennis obtained his B.Agr.Env. Sc. in Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology from McGill University in June 2019, graduating as his class valedictorian. He has worked with the Canadian Space Agency and NSERC on the development of methods to characterize novel life detection platforms. Dennis was planning on pursuing a Diploma in Accounting, but withdrew from the program to work full-time on MicroPredictome as its CFO.
Alexis obtained his Honours B.Sc. in Pharmacology from McGill University in May 2019. He has received multiple scholarships throughout is undergraduate degree. Much of his work has been in bioinformatics, which now focuses on the microbiome. At Genome Quebec, he has worked with some of Canada’s best bioinformaticians on the creation of data analysis pipelines. He is also the founder and president of Student Pharma, a non-profit group that teaches bioinformatics and chemoinformatics to students.