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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

Andrew O'Connor MS MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Amit Gaggar MD PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Maggie Belshé

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Teodora Nicola MD PhD MBA

Lead Scientist

Scott Bush MBA

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Lauren Brackin

Marketing Associate

Brock Fogle

Director, Technology and Sales

Nancy Wenger

R&D Manager

Judd Harwood JD

Legal Affairs

Nathan Bolanos

Project Manager

Our Advisors

Dr. Casey Morrow PhD

Microbiome

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

Sanjay Singh PhD

Industry

Advisor, Pack Health

Art Tipton PhD

Industry

Principal at Vulcan Gray

Dr. Dhiren Patel PharmD

Industry

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Brown University

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.