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Our Team

has a healthy blend of scientists and physicians, creators and storytellers, operators and advisors.

Dr. C Vivek Lal MD FAAP

Founder, CEO & CSO

Dr. Amit Gaggar MD PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Maggie Belshé

Chief Customer Officer

Teodora Nicola MD PhD MBA

Lead Scientist

Scott Bush MBA

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Lauren Brackin

Marketing Manager

Stephenie Samudio

Fulfillment Manager

Brenna Jorgensen

Customer Experience Manager

Nathan Bolanos

Product Manager

Nancy Wenger

R&D Manager

Judd Harwood JD

Legal Affairs

Brother Swagler

Multimedia Designer

Our Advisors

Dr. Casey Morrow PhD


Professor Emeritus, MIcrobiome Resource Center & Cell Development & Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Mike Wells MD

Clinical Trials, Adult Lung Disease

Associate Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Namasivayam Ambalavanan MD

Pediatric Lung Diseases

Endowed Professor & Virginia Walker Chair in Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Yvonne Huang MD

Microbiome, Adult Lung Disease

Associate Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine & Director Huang Microbiome Lab, University of Michigan

Dr. Kent Willis MD

Gut-Lung Axis, Mycobiome

Assistant Professor & Director, Willis Lung Lab, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Nirmal Sharma MD

Lung Transplant

Assistant Professor Medical Director Lung Transplantation Program, Brigham & Women's, Harvard University

Art Tipton PhD


Principal at Vulcan Gray

Science-backed from the start

The world’s first ResBiotic was developed in Dr. Lal’s Pulmonary Microbiome Lab at University of Alabama at Birmingham with research and expertise from the University’s Microbiome Center, Lung Health Center, and Translational Research in Normal & Disordered Development (TReNDD) program.

From strain validation to product formulation to testing, we’re collaborating with leading scientists and research partners to develop the first microbiome-based nutritional interventions for lung health.

Core Values

Results First

As scientists and operators, data is at the core of our decision making processes. With a bias towards action and respect for iteration, we prioritize efficacy and integrity in all things.

Breathe Easy

Our passion is to make lung health easier and more accessible. Our ethos is simple and judgement free, every step of the way.

Radical Candor

Direct, open, and honest communication builds trust with customers, and also within our team. We don’t shy away from tough conversations – the only true failure is one we failed to identify and learn from.

Mission Driven

ResBiotic is made up of amazing individuals, but it’s how we come together that makes us truly great. We bring genuine care, curiosity, and creativity to our work, which makes things fun for customers and team members alike.